The government and consumers alike must do everything they can to stop polluting the world's oceans with plastic waste.
The controversy over HPV vaccinations highlights the need for Japan to develop a better research mechanism for drug side effects.
This past spring, at a restaurant in Tokyo’s upscale Omotesando neighborhood, I encountered something new in Tokyo: a prominent sign written in English on the door of the communal WC declaring it “gender-free.” In recent years, there have been a number of encouraging signs ...
As climate change grows worse, influential institutions like the World Heritage Committee must take a stand against the toxic legacy of dependence on coal and other fossil fuels.
Donald Trump should provide more transparency about the nature of his financial dealings and interests in Russia.
Hard questions need to be asked about why the warning signs given by the Sagamihara mass killer didn't trigger more alarms.
Financial misconduct by lawyers and others serving as guardians for incapacitated adults risks ruining public trust in the adult guardianship system.
What may be most significant about the "Pokemon Go" phenomenon is what it portends for the future of online gaming.
U.S. deployment of a high-tech missile defense system in South Korea risks harming the international effort to bring North Korea to heel.
The foundation of the lay judge system could be at risk unless these citizen judges are protected from intimidation.
The themes and images that emerged from this week's Republican National Convention may prove troubling for newly nominated presidential candidate Donald Trump and the GOP.
Beijing needs to do more to put China's economic act together.
Tokyo voters have a big decision to make, and the party affiliations of the leading candidates for governor should be the least of their worries.
There is a real danger that President Erdogan will use the failed coup to further consolidate power in his own hand, undermining Turkey's democracy.
The South China Sea issue gives India has an opportunity to underscore its credentials as a responsible global power.
The word "terrorist" can and should be applied to a wider range of killers.
The rise of a rabid majoritarianism is part of a larger rejection of politics based on reason and dialogue.
In his determination to "make America great again," Donald Trump should not turn away decisively from the things that have made America great in the past, including steady and unwavering support for its allies.
In Turkey the U.S. has found itself forced to embrace a man who cannot be trusted to support people's liberty at home or fight Islamic radicalism abroad.
A veteran al-Qaida leader is a major inspiration of the "leaderless jihad" strategy that is now wreaking havoc and spreading fear in the West and in the Middle East.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has betrayed the Japanese people in his handling of his drive for constitutional revision.