Any eventual tribunal established to prosecute individuals allegedly responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 will likely be forced to operate without Russia's assistance.
Recently released details of a 2008 GSDF mission to the "noncombat zone" in Iraq should be taken into account as the Upper House scrutinizes security legislation what would expand the scope of SDF missions abroad.
If Chinese regulators allow the stock market to correct, institutional investors with a long-term value orientation will ultimately step in, enhancing the market's stability.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs to tap into the audacity he's displayed elsewhere if he is to enact the reforms necessary to turn Japan's economy around.
The July 26 airplane crash in Chofu, western Tokyo, demonstrates the need for tighter rules governing small airports and the pilots and companies that use them.
All of the impressive scientific and medical gains of modern civilization are in danger of being lost because of the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.
It is hoped that a new system to investigate unexpected deaths at hospitals will help medical personnel learn from mistakes and lower patient fatalities.
The recent changes to the Upper House districts fall far short of addressing in a meaningful way the disparity in vote values.
China's leaders need to push structural reform that will let markets play their due roles in the economy.
The emphasis on Japan's national interests in aid policy raises doubts if the nation can make meaningful contributions to eradicating poverty in the recipient countries.
How much more damage will Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza inflict on his long-suffering nation?
Ankara's reluctance to join the fight against Islamic State ended last week after the militant group targeted Turkey in two attacks.
By highlighting the threat posed by China, the government appears to be using the white paper to drum up public support for the Abe administration's controversial security legislation.
The government is making welcome moves to regulate the operation of drones, but authorities must take care not to stifle the burgeoning technology.
Some 97 percent of scientists endorse the position that humans are causing global warming. A consensus of such magnitude is as close as we ever get to a recognized scientific fact.
Could the rise in intellectual property laws be driving down economic productivity?
Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't make deals with brash, showy businessmen like Donald Trump. He crushes them.
The paranoid panic that Greece's economic problems could destroy Europe's and America's geopolitical standing should generate a mix of scorn and laughter.
When it comes to air pollution, Europe might consider doing less lecturing and taking more action.
The death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar last week may lead to the rise of more radical forces in Afghanistan.
Like the U.S., Russia wants to retain the right to try its own war criminals under its own laws rather than hand them over to an international tribunal.