Fukushima Prefecture should rethink its decision to end housing assistance for people who fled the nuclear crisis by choice.
Despite promises to the contrary, the Abe administration keeps boosting government spending by making use of supplementary budgets.
China's efforts to regulate food safety are falling woefully short.
Putting China Inc. in the hot seat could rein in North Korea's rogue nuclear weapons program.
The Democratic Party has done a poor job of presenting a clear vision to voters, not the least of which because of its affiliation with Rengo.
Even if President Park Geun-hye does step down, the vacuum at the apex of South Korean politics will persist.
Companies must to better at raising the wages of their employees.
While Fidel Castro's legacy will be debated for generations, there is no dismissing the significance of his life and its impact.
The law on whistleblowers lacks the teeth to protect employees who reveal wrongdoings, a situation that needs correcting.
The government needs to come up with better ways to reduce the rising number of accidents caused by elderly drivers.
The world trade system is under great and growing strain, but there is an opportunity for real and new leadership.
Yokohama school officials and the municipal board of education deserve censure for their failure to stop the bullying of a schoolboy evacuee from Fukushima.
Japan needs to demonstrate that it is serious about combating climate change by taking concrete action and coming up with more ambitious long-term plans.
The International Criminal Court is not perfect but it has proven able to make a difference. It must not be allowed to fail.
Only a small proportion of the British population voted to leave the European Union, but the whole nation will face the consequences.
What is going in South Korea is a clash between a society moving forward and a government creeping backward.
Donald Trump's election could prove a disruptive force in forcing many allies to analyze the costs of the U.S. alliance alongside the benefits.
Given pollsters' massive predictive failures elsewhere this year, no one should count on left-wing voters turning out to help defeat right-winger Marine Le Pen.
China isn't jumping to conclusions about future U.S. policies, much less taking premature action.
Japan is facing the same risk as the U.S. in the sense that politics of hatred and division prevail as people's lives get worse.
Multilateralism is giving way to national self-interest. As inequality across countries has declined, inequality within countries has surged — to the point that the reversal of priorities was probably inevitable.