Apr 14, 2015

Japan's prickly revisionists

The Abe government is reacting to foreign criticism of Japan in ways that harm the nation's national interests and reputation.

Threats from Islamic extremists

Mar 9, 2015

Threats from Islamic extremists

The fight against the Islamic State group will not be won solely by kicking Islamic State out of Irag or Syria or Libya. It will be won only if Muslims the world over not only denounce extremism but also propagate tolerance and equality.

Feb 4, 2015

Ending aggression in East Asia

Japan's postwar reconciliation efforts have borne abundant fruit that must be cherished and protected by the Abe government.

Defeating Nazism: a just war

Feb 3, 2015

Defeating Nazism: a just war

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we should be mindful that the peace of Europe and of the world could be jeopardized by a return to rivalry between European states and the collapse of the European Union.

Jan 25, 2015

Health care pressures grow

Expect the state of siege under which the National Health Service has labored recently to be the biggest political issue at the next election in Britain, due in May.

Press freedoms threatened

Jan 16, 2015

Press freedoms threatened

A former British ambassador to Japan hopes that Japanese as well as British cartoonists continue to expose the pomposity, hypocrisy and inadequacies of their politicians, warning that press freedom can never be taken for granted.