Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is no Western-style liberal but he understands that Iran's best hope rests on reintegration into the region and the world.
Circuses are made from the stuff of dreams, and one that lasted 146 years has come to an end.
The maiden overseas deployment of Japan's Izumo helicopter destroyer is a clear signal that the waters in the Indo-Pacific region are heating up.
Concerns are mounting in international financial circles that the present status of China's economy is getting closer to what had existed in the United States when it was hit by the crisis triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.
The government must address concerns that treatment programs for people who have been discharged from mental hospitals is not intended to keep them under surveillance.
Nearly five decades after America handed Okinawa back to Japan, the prefecture continues to host a lopsidedly heavy U.S. military presence.
The civil nuclear cooperation pact between Japan and India does not carry a provision to limit the use of Japanese nuclear plant technology to nonmilitary areas.
The ultimate goal of the OBOR plan is to provide the cornerstone of a regional and global order led by China.
If South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, entertained for a moment the idea that North Korea would give him an opportunity to test his readiness to engage, those hopes died Sunday when Pyongyang tested a new intermediate-range missile.
The government's claim that "ordinary people" will not be targeted by the conspiracy crime legislation is unconvincing.
The deepening integration of information technologies into all facets of daily life has created dangerous vulnerabilities that need to be addressed.
Making education more affordable is a great idea, but the government must figure out a responsible way to pay for it.
The need to protect coral reefs from bleaching and other problems has never been greater.
The health ministry's efforts to tighten regulations on indoor smoking in public spaces are being undermined by the LDP.
At a time when much of China's economy is slowing or stalling, the sharing sector is booming.
There's still time for the prime minister to distance himself from a White House in flames
No one's talking about the real motivations behind demonetization.
By reversing his predecessor's policies on clean energy and carbon emissions, Donald Trump is rolling back the new model of cooperative global governance embodied in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Geography and geopolitics will determine the course of any U.S.-China war. China is at a disadvantage on both counts.
Hassan Rouhani was the lesser of two evils, but Westerners vastly overestimate what an Iranian president can do.
While print media struggles to survive elsewhere, India's rising literacy rate is keeping its dailies firmly in the black.