The government needs better ideas than limiting universities' expansion options if it wants to halt the population flow into the Tokyo area.
The government should once again weigh the concern that people's basic rights can be threatened by a bill to amend the law against organized crime — which penalizes the acts of plotting and preparing for crimes without actually carrying them out.
Where is the beauty in downplaying the "comfort women" issue, muzzling the media, promoting patriotic education, rolling back transparency and restarting nuclear reactors?
Burton Watson, the foremost translator of Chinese classics and poetry into English, chose to live much of his long life in Japan.
Japan's economy has expanded for the fifth quarter in a row, but until strong corporate earnings translate into higher wages consumer will remain reluctant to loosen their purse strings.
Instead of merely dismissing the credibility of the documents, the administration should fulfill its duty of accountability by clearing up any suspicions surrounding the project.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is no Western-style liberal but he understands that Iran's best hope rests on reintegration into the region and the world.
Circuses are made from the stuff of dreams, and one that lasted 146 years has come to an end.
The government must address concerns that treatment programs for people who have been discharged from mental hospitals is not intended to keep them under surveillance.
Nearly five decades after America handed Okinawa back to Japan, the prefecture continues to host a lopsidedly heavy U.S. military presence.
The civil nuclear cooperation pact between Japan and India does not carry a provision to limit the use of Japanese nuclear plant technology to nonmilitary areas.
The ultimate goal of the OBOR plan is to provide the cornerstone of a regional and global order led by China.
If South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, entertained for a moment the idea that North Korea would give him an opportunity to test his readiness to engage, those hopes died Sunday when Pyongyang tested a new intermediate-range missile.
The government's claim that "ordinary people" will not be targeted by the conspiracy crime legislation is unconvincing.
According to a Chinese proverb, "To feed the ambition in your heart is like carrying a tiger under your arm." The further Xi carries China's "one belt, one road" initiative, the more likely it is to bite him.
China's drive to build its political influence in Africa and Asia through infrastructure has been plagued by quality-control issues and cost overruns.
India and Japan are demonstrating that Asia's major powers can frustrate Chinese ambitions without the U.S.
Nearly a half century after the signing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, the non-nuclear weapons states are no longer idly waiting for the nuclear powers to disarm.
President Erdogan uses a permanent "state of emergency" to destroy Turkish democracy
Last weekend Donald Trump made the stupidest U.S. foreign policy commitment since the decision 60 years ago to take France's place in fighting the "communist menace" in Vietnam.
Donald Trump's embrace of a country he long excoriated for its role in sponsoring terrorism reflects the fact that Saudi Arabia is a cash cow for American defense, energy and manufacturing companies.