As the events marking the end of World War II draw to a close, the Abe administration should turn its attention to improving ties with South Korea and China.
Momentum for nuclear disarmament as been on the wane, and all nations — Japan especially — should renew their efforts to end the dire threat posed by nuclear weapons.
The national debate over the security bills as been limited to constitutional issues but it should also focus on Japan's significantly enhanced responsibilities in the U.S. defense guidelines.
When it comes to climate change, it is the world's poorest farmers who will suffer the most.
While natural disasters can't be prevented, their destructive impact can be lessened through adequate preparation.
The breakup of Ishin no To opens up a new chapter in the saga of the opposition camp, which has remained splintered since the DPJ fell from power in 2012.
Pressure on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak continues to mount, but the odds on him resigning are long.
Structural deficiencies and lack of awareness about cyberattacks made the Japan Pension Service an easy target for hackers.
In a democracy, attending political deliberations and assembly meetings should be a right for all citizens, including mothers with babies.
The link between the end of school breaks and a rise in child suicides highlights the need to reduce school pressures on students.
The dearth of any challenge to Shinzo Abe's leadership from within the LDP is disappointing given that many of his key policies are being questioned by the public.
The agreement reached on Tuesday to continue talks between the two Koreas is one of the few reasons for hope that has materialized on the peninsula for quite some time.
Developments in the Chinese economy need to be closely watched not just for their stock market repercussions but also for their impact on Japan's growth.
Japan should strive to increase opportunities for disabled people to engage in sports.
Common sense says a business that invests in automation will be more productive, but the statistics tell a different story.
Donald Trump may be the most sensible Republican in the race, at least on foreign policy.
The best way to help refugees would be for affluent countries to provide much more support for the poorer countries that are sheltering the vast majority of them.
The Indian Child Welfare Act is trampling on the rights of children and endangering their welfare.
The Hotel Okura is just the latest victim of Tokyo's penchant for tearing down its storied past to make way for a generic future.
An operation by the Australian Border Force to check visas on the streets of Melbourne is met with scorn by a public with no interest in accepting "fascist nonsense."
The U.S. has little reason to worry about China selling off its Treasuries, and Shinzo Abe's desire to keep Washington happy is one of them.