Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's eagerness to drop the government's long-standing constitutional interpretation that Japan cannot exercise its right to collective self-defense is dangerous, as it could lead to military action abroad by the Self-Defense Forces.
In the three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, a survey finds that a large percentage of municipalities across the country still have not taken steps to ensure enough food or fuel to operate for more than a day if another serious earthquake ...
It would be interesting to know just what Prime Minister Manmohan Singh — in office for a decade but rarely in power during that time — thinks the job requires beyond being a sycophant toward the first family.
As one surveys the landscape of Indian foreign and security policy at the end of the UPA government's 10 years in office, it appears strewn with wreckage on all sides.
The number of individuals in the world with $30 million or more in net assets increased between 2012 and 2013 to 167,000 worldwide, according to a report used by high-end specialty services that cater to the mega-rich.
Microsoft Corp. will end all support services for its XP operating system on April 8. After that, individual and business users who don't switch to a newer system will be left to their own devices in protecting their computers from hackers and viruses.
The pay raises offered by leading Japanese firms this week are an encouraging sign that some companies, at least, are translating better corporate earnings posted the past year into higher wages for workers — thanks partly to unusual government pressures put on management.
Japan should hold off on putting the state secrets law into effect until it addresses the need for an oversight mechanism for how secrets are designated as well as a means to protect whistleblowers.
Japan will have to cooperate with other countries to prevent the use of bitcoin for illegal purposes. Some people, though, look forward to the convenience of bitcoin.
Questions and suspicions have challenged the validity of a Japanese scientific paper that reported in January on a method for reprogramming body tissue cells into stem cells by simply exposing them to acidic liquids.
Recent spikes in the concentration of so-called PM2.5 air pollutants over wide areas of Japan once again raise alarms over the potential health risks from the small particles.
While statistics show that police in Japan are taking action in more bullying cases, teachers must remind themselves that it is their job to keep watch — and not ignore — the signs of bullying.
Consumers would be wise to resist the urge to break their household budget with high-end purchases before the sales tax rises by three percentage points April 1. That's because manufacturers are likely to remain as keen as ever to keep their prices competitive after ...
Three years on, life is still nowhere near back to normal for many of the people in the Tohoku coastal areas devastated by the massive earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear power plant disaster.
It isn't clear why bitcoin deflation matters to the U.S. economy. Goods and services aren't priced in bitcoins. The buyer who 'spends' bitcoins at a restaurant or store is just exchanging them for dollars, which do the buying.
The findings of a Kyodo survey conducted in February this year reveal a stunning level of reluctance to restart Japan’s nuclear reactors in the host cities, towns and prefectures that stand to gain from revving them back up. The nation’s 48 viable reactors are ...
Olympic skater Kim Yuna's classy, gracious performance, on and off the ice, at Sochi — even as her fellow Korean countrymen complained that she had been robbed of the gold medal for women's figure skating — makes her a model in sports and in ...
On the third anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and its devastating impact on Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima nuclear power plants, we need to understand why Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Onagawa Nuclear Power Station — which was even closer to the quake ...
As Republicans start to debate foreign policy in advance of the 2016 election, it’s shaping up to be a fight between Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and everyone else. Until recently, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was on Paul’s side, but that close relationship ...
The past must never be forgotten when trying to make peace between Ukraine and Russia. The U.S. risks war with Russia if it can't adjust the same reckless sentiments responsible in recent years for promoting NATO membership for Ukraine.
Although Russia could acquire Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin might not be able to keep Ukraine in Moscow's economic orbit. The crisis might have accelerated Ukraine's reorientation westward.