The failure of the GOP to advance its health care reform bill in Congress has undermined confidence in the party as an agent of change and tarnishing the reputation of the president as a man who can get things done.
The latest data on land prices testify to the slow progress in the government's efforts to reverse the population exodus from rural to urban areas and achieve more balanced economic growth nationally.
EU heads of state just gathered to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome at a time when nativist nationalists are threatening to destroy Europe's open liberal societies.
The Birmingham connection to the March 22 attack in the heart of London isn't a big surprise. A report released this month called it one of Britain's terrorist capitals.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the collection of data through the Global Positioning System in police investigation without a warrant is illegal.
The Diet testimony of Moritomo Gakuen chief Yasunori Kagoike only served to deepen suspicions about a shady deal involving the sale of government land to the Osaka school operator.
The government needs to convince a skeptical public why proposed legislation that could compromise privacy rights through increased surveillance activities is necessary.
The government and the power industry must reconsider whether they are sufficiently assessing the risks of a nuclear power plant disaster.
Public trust in the Self-Defense Forces will be undermined if it turns out the SDF intentionally concealed its South Sudan peacekeeping records.
The results of the annual management-labor pay negotiations highlight the limitations of the Abe administration's drive to get export-led businesses to raise wages.
A bill headed for the Diet marks a significant step forward for victims of sex crimes, but heavier penalties alone will not prevent such assaults.
Scientists — and most everyone else — are justifiably excited by the discovery of several planets orbiting the ultracool dwarf star Trappist-1.
A new legal cap on overtime will hardly serve as a guarantee to stop the excessively long work hours from causing the deaths and suicides of overworked employees.
The Democratic Party's first convention since Renho took over as its chief highlighted the difficulties confronting the top opposition party.
The question many are asking in Beijing is whether President Xi Jinping is strong enough to thumb Beijing's nose back at North Korea's supreme leader.
How to describe American military options in North Korea? Bad and worse.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been providing plenty of fodder lately for people who believes Europe is in danger of Islamization.
The Japanese auto industry needs to brace for a continued onslaught from the U.S. president.
Corruption ensures that moneyed and powerful interests are free from rules that hold them in check, and explains why governments have so far fallen short of upholding their commitments to reduce emissions.
Today's most important political struggle is between two models of integration: one is multilateral and internationalist; the other is bilateral and imperialist.
As long as North Korea poses such an acute threat, China's opposition to the THAAD missile defense system is pointless — and highly destructive.