Liberalization of the electricity and gas industries could be a boon, but the government needs to keep a close watch to make sure consumers don't get burned.
Fuji TV must undertake a thorough review over how it use egregiously inflammatory subtitles for comments by Koreans about Japan.
Europe and the rest of the world needs to step up to the plate and deal with the humanitarian crisis over the tide of migrants sweeping across the Mediterranean.
Regulation and marketing-driven blandness, the enemies of everything original, have killed one of the world's last real cars.
The recent survey showing that a large minority of young Japanese aren't interested in romantic relationships has troubling implications for the already low birthrate.
The Abe administration continues to fail to satisfactorily answer the questions that dog its proposed security legislation.
The fiery suicide on a bullet train should be a call to arms for railway operators to improve their security measures.
Despite facing gargantuan odds, pro-democracy legislators and citizens in Hong Kong must persevere in their drive to chose their own leader.
If Japan has concerns about the AIIB's governance and lending standards, it should try to fix the problems from the inside, not the outside.
The government should remember that the primary purpose of unversities is to provide students with a well-rounded education that helps them became more insightful citizens.
Recent statements made by LDP junior lawmakers seem to resonate with the Abe administration's disregard of dissenting views toward its policy agenda
Government officials and ordinary citizens alike must take sufficient precautions to ensure a MERS outbreak does not take place in Japan.
Japan's ability to create new industries will suffer if steps are not taken to bolster the nation's scientific research capabilities.
South Africa's readiness to reject the International Criminal Court's mandate deprives both it and the ICC of credibility.
Proposed legal reforms in the U.S. intended to make it easier to prosecute sexual assault are eerily totalitarian and would go too far.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Gestapu, the murky events in Indonesia that precipitated a massacre of several hundred thousand people in 1965-66 that constitutes one of the most murderous convulsions of the 20th century. This national trauma remains unresolved within Indonesia as ...
The explosion of a SpaceX rocket Sunday won't deter the company's pioneering spirit.
It is high time for Russians to be reminded of the ideals on which perstroika were based.
With King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the twilight of his reign, Thailand's politically potent monarchy is in for a time of upheaval.
The U.S. ruling on same-sex marriage has sparked a national discussion on gay rights in China, and the tone, surprisingly, has been generally welcoming.
If Abe doesn't rethink his approach, and develop a plan to cut wasteful spending and find new revenue sources, things are sure to get worse for Japan.