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.
Washington must accept the fact that Saudi Arabia is a major contributor to worldwide Islamic extremism and reevaluate its relationship with Riyahd.
The lesson of Pyongyang's latest nuclear test is that talking to North Korea offers a better hope of success than ignoring it.
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.
The latest BOJ step appears to point to the limits of what the central bank alone can do to achieve its goal of ending deflation.
At long last, Myanmar has a democratic government.
The Imperial Couple's visit to the Philippines reminds us of how important it is to remember the suffering that resulted from Japan's militarism.
The government and companies need to do a better job making sure all workers are covered by the proper pension program.
Even though he has stepped down as economic and fiscal policy minister, Akira Amari still owes an explanation of his acts to a public weary of the repeated money scandals involving key members of the Abe administration.
To avoid another blowout defeat at the hands of the LDP-Komeito alliance, the opposition parties must increase their cooperation and present voters with an alternative vision.
China's recent televised confessions are a troubling indication of how far the government will go to silence any opposition.
To stop the endless incidents of fraud and corruption, Japan should improve corporate governance, increase press freedom and reduce reliance on dynasties for leadership.
As the fifth anniversary of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami approaches, the tragic story of 74 schoolchildren and 10 teachers who drowned near Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, continues to resonate painfully. On a cold day last month, I prayed ...
Scientists are starting to question their long-standing belief that animals are incapable of feeling empathy.
While the mosquito-borne virus Zika is a serious treat, modern civilization can cope.
The second biggest economy has $23 billion of potential junk debt. A rash of downgrades could trigger the next bout of turmoil in global markets.
The Iowa caucuses might have been called the Iowa carcasses. Both parties saw a race between body parts: the head versus the heart.
Can China's impact on the Middle East be more constructive than that of the United States?