Shinzo Abe's recent warming up to Chinese trade initiatives is the right move.
Discrepancies between what the education ministry documents state and the explanatiions offered by officials suggest a further probe is merited
The irresistible urge to mix politics and religion usually comes at the expense of secularism, tolerance and vulnerable minorities. We saw this recently in Asia with extremist Islamic groups spewing anti-Chinese hate speech to defeat the incumbent governor of Jakarta, the ebbing tide of ...
Facing anti-globalization, companies need a chief global strategist combining economic acumen with a political/power strategy mindset and intercultural charm.
Yuriko Koike's plan to relocate the capital's Tsukiji wholesale market to the new site in the Toyosu waterfront area — while also redeveloping the Tsukiji site in five years without selling it off as scheduled— seems to raise more questions than answer
Japan's failure to participate in the treaty negotiations could imperil its credibility as a country serious about nuclear disarmament.
The tragedy at Grenfell Tower, the worst such disaster in British history, demands a reassessment of the attention given to the poorest and most vulnerable in British society — and a similar reckoning by other governments.
With an overwhelming parliamentary majority, French President Emmanuel Macron can press forward with his program to rejuvenate his country.
A radiation exposure accident in Oarai, Ibaraki, highlights once again the lack of safety consciousness on the part of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and its predecessor.
Owing to depopulation, small towns across Japan need to find new ways to maintain representative government.
Like the nation's population as a whole, the Imperial family is shrinking, and the succession rules are accelerating the process.
The ruling coalition's decision to ram the contentious legislation through the Diet hardly seems like the right way to gain the public's support for it.
The rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar reflects a struggle for power and influence in the Persian Gulf region.
Former FBI Director James Comey's testimony confirmed the dangerous inclinations of U.S. President Donald Trump.
The Trump administration's policy regarding the South China Sea is a continuation of the Obama administration's policy but with more emphasis on the military dimension.
Donald Trump appears to have no idea that the principal source of support that Salafist terrorists use has Saudi Arabia written all over it.
The idea that North Korea will abandon its weapons programs in exchange for the promise of security and regime survival has been tested has failed whenever it has been tested.
The stakes are rising to perilous levels in the international rivalry between Moscow and Washington.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has multiple reasons to pick this moment for a Cabinet reshuffle.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy has not yet been played out and the political fallout should not be discounted.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has vowed to make the capital a smoke-free metropolis in time for hte 2020 Games if her party and its allies secure a majority in the July 2 election.