Given the potential benefits and risks of genome editing, the government should develop strict rules to regulate the technique.
Ticket scalping needs to be stamped out, but doing so won't be easy.
The main theme of Emperor Akihito's August message to the nation was not about abdication but succession of the postwar regime — which is synonymous with the continued existence of the Imperial family.
You have to be personally ambitious, occasionally ruthless, to seek the U.S. presidency, but you don't have to be sleazy or a demagogue. That's where the Bushes part ways with Donald Trump.
The authorities had better tread very carefully when deciding whether to change the spousal tax deduction system.
The LDP has every right to weaken or even end the term limits on its presidents, but should it do so now just to keep Shinzo Abe in power?
Angela Merkel's support for immigration and the settlement of more than a million refugees have cost her party dearly at the ballot box.
Japan must prepare to handle a larger number of senile dementia cases as the size of its eldlerly population increases.
Central bankers have done their part to spur economic growth, it is up to politicians to do theirs.
Regional authorities, businesses and communities need to help turn around the slowdown in spending by overseas visitors.
In approving the use of breakthrough drugs, the government must ensure their cost doesn't place undo strain on the nation's public health insurance system.
More than 300 schoolchildren take their own lives every year.
The new cease-fire attempt in Syria deserves applause, but it will need sustained political and military backing to achieve a real peace.
Despite the controversy surrounding Renho's candidacy, the Democratic Party can hardly afford not to unite its new president.
Dramatic progress in renewable electricity is a hugely positive development; but the benefits are most easily grasped in developed, relatively sparsely populated countries.
Outside intervention in the Middle East should focus on sowing the seeds of economic prosperity rather than military intervention.
Today, Turkey is further than ever from creating a society whose members feel free to speak openly and honestly.
Given the region's public health challenges, affluent Gulf Cooperation Council countries must step up their health care game.
The Fed should should instead hold off raising interest rates until economic conditions are so strong that it needs to raise them rapidly.
A promising experimental drug called aducanumab could be an important development in preventing Alzheimer's disease.
The world's attention has been focused on North Korea, but the greatest long-term threat to peace and security in the region is Chinese aggression in its maritime borders.