The government should focus on improving defenses against quakes rather than spending resources on the extremely difficult task of predicting when they will strike.
The Defense Ministry's program to fund dual-use research opens up serious moral and ethical questions for university researchers.
The "Bard of Hibbing" is a poetico-musical revolution in one man and one body of work. It is this tour de force that the Nobel committee has recognized in its selection.
Seventy years after the Nuremberg trials, it's time to give teeth to efforts to bring war criminals to justice.
Prime Minister Abe should consider whether yet another election is in the interests of voters — especially if it's to be held with the disparity in the value of votes between constituencies uncorrected.
The world's billionaires control $5.1 trillion, or more money than the entire Japanese economy.
Colombians should accept the peace deal, which offers justice rather than retribution or vengeance.
Niigata's gubernatorial election result on Sunday shows the public is still wary of restarting idled nuclear power plants.
Lawmakers in the Diet should once again scrutinize how far the administration intends to expand the SDF's overseas missions under Abe's call for "proactive contribution to peace" and how that should be controlled.
Throughout his career, Bob Dylan's songs have struck a chord with the young and young at heart around the world. It is hard to imagine a "purer" or more deserving form of literature.
It looks like the Abe administration will seek a quick fix to the abdication issue, rather than finding a long-term solution.
The government is thinking about ways to protect major electricity suppliers from the massive costs they face to decommission their nuclear reactors.
The time has come for truly meaningful discussions on whether Japan should keep executing prisoners.
A country stripped of its history during war is rendered an orphan.
Japan Inc. should take inspiration from Elon Musk's ambitions to shake up the future of energy and transportation.
The Japanese government announced that it is withholding its payments owed to UNESCO. This is a $37 million expression of displeasure over the organization’s decision last year to include a Chinese submission on “Documents of Nanjing Massacre” in the Memory of the World Register. ...
Universities have many missions, but becoming safe spaces for faculty and student juvenility is not among them.
China needs to demonstrate "reciprocity" if it wishes to act as a superpower.
Japan knows all about people taking a public stand by refusing to rise for the national anthem.
A political Who's Who of authoritarian regimes are seeking seats on the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by several points, but a few key policy changes could give her an insurmountable lead.