The government is coming up with measures to address heavy drinking, but they don't go as far as they should.
Japanese teens are increasingly taking an active interest in politics.
On March 11, 2011, the magnitude-9 Great East Japan Earthquake propelled a powerful tsunami through the port of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, claiming 827 lives — nearly 10 percent of the town’s population — and destroying 70 percent of all of its buildings. It was ...
Chinese scientists have created monkeys with a version of autism that could eventually help in the cure for this complex spectrum of brain disorders.
If Beijing wants to promote peace and security in Asia, it should help counter the sources of instability, instead of denying governments the means to defend themselves.
Communications minister Sanae Takaichi's statement strengthens the case for creating a neutral, independent body to take charge of broadcasting administration, including the issuance and withdrawals of licenses.
The restart of reactors at the Takahama nuclear power plant raises a number of worriesome issues.
The Syrian government and its backers appear to be succeeding in their goal to wipe out moderate opposition forces that the international community could rally to replace President Bashir Assad.
The international community, in particular China and the U.S., need to serious consider why their North Korean policies are failing to curb Pyongyang's ambitions.
DNA evidence in criminal cases must be handled in a more secure and transparent manner to ensure justice is served.
Hopefully the government's new five-year plan for science and technology plan will reverse a disturbing decrease in the quality and quantity of Japanese research.
The government should work out a scheme to provide relief to construction workers who suffered health damage from asbestos, which was widely used during Japan's construction boom.
The Akira Amari scandal makes yet another case for an overhaul of the loophole-ridden system regulating political donations.
Globalization and the virtually free movement of individuals means that diseases will spread around the world with new and surprising ease.
China is critical of moves to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea in the wake of North Korea's rocket launch, but fails to offer much in the way of constructive suggestions on how the South can ensure its own security otherwise.
Domestic violence against women is so widespread that it has become a global public health issue.
No one should underestimate the determination of Saudi Arabia's new rulers to overhaul the kingdom's economy, but the immense challenges should not be underestimated either.
Microcephaly in children may have a multicausal origin.
In a troubling time for America, Bernie Sanders offers a clear and passionate vision that could propell him to the White House.
The Baltic states should draw defense lessons from Israel, which also faces an attack from a larger enemy, with little territory upon which to fight a lengthy defense.
Nearly 46 years after the Non-Proliferation Treaty went into effect, the international community is no closer to the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons.