Beijing should stop dismissing the Dalai Lama as a separatist and instead resume dialogue to help ensure Tibet's long-term stability.
There are signs of momentum building toward better ties between Japan and South Korea. It must not be impeded.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is dogged by history problems largely because he courts controversy with his revisionist views and efforts to rehabilitate Japan’s wartime past. It’s not only moderates and leftists who worry about this: Liberal Democratic Party Vice-President Masahiko Komura has also urged ...
The ultimate test for presidential candidates in the U.S. is whom voters would rather want to have over in their backyard for an afternoon barbecue. Can Hillary Clinton pass it?
By repeating their faith in the NRA's nuclear safety standard and dismissing any challenge to its validity, the government and power companies appear to be once more embracing the safety myth of nuclear power.
The lifting of martial law in Thailand hasn't resulted in democracy as most would describe it.
The opposition camp is failing to provide voters with a meaningful alternative to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc.
If the government introduces a new system that allows the use of financial compensation to settle legal disputes over unfair dismissals, it should ensure that workers are not placed at a disadvantage.
The government would do well to remember that uniform textbooks compiled by the state during and before World War II went hand in hand with Japan's militarism.
The government should aim for ambitious plans to cut Japan's emissions that would compare favorably with the targets set by other advanced economies.
While Chinese President Xi Jinging's crackdown on corruption is boosting his popularity, it remains to be seen if he will change the system that allowed corruption to flourish in the first place.
The government is planning a nationwide survey on how income affects child health, but what it really needs to focus on is making sure kids in low-income households can eat properly.
With enrollment of foreign students declining, the University of Tokyo needs to work on making its program for English-language coursework more attractive.
Ending deflation is a priority for Japan, but would achieving that by pushing up costs for consumers and companies be truly good for the economy?
Malcom Fraser was Australia's moral compass: a forthright liberal voice for human rights on refugee policy, a compassionate voice on international aid and relief issues, and a powerful voice for an independent foreign policy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is building on a tactical advantage he has over the U.S. in talks with Iran: He can be the first to begin rapprochement with Iran's leaders, without worrying too much about its compliance with any nuclear deal's requirements.
France and Britain's nationalist parties attract great attention because of their dramatic character but are hard to take too seriously.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should use his upcoming speech before the U.S. Congress as an opportunity to erase suspicions about his historical views.
Thanks to lower oil prices, innovation, and economies of scale in the renewable-energy sector, the vision of sustainable energy can now be turned into reality.
Despite having had at least 20 years to think about what she'd like to do as president, Hillary Clinton lacks a convincing campaign platform.
As long as Japan lacks a resolute strategy and prudent foreign policy, it risks becoming a strategic pawn in someone else's game.