The assassination last week of Kim Jong Nam, the older half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, puts a human face on the wrongdoings of the Pyongyang government.
The government needs to do more to spur consumer spending.
An effective response to North Korea demands a clear understanding of the forces driving Pyongyang's behavior.
The maturing of the market economy has eliminated the ability to control the economy by way of fiscal and monetary policies.
Japan, at both the public and private level, needs to be more proactive about getting its farm products globally certified.
Tokyo and Seoul can't afford to let bilateral ties languish given the regional threat posed by North Korea.
The Putin government's need to silence an opposition leader through trumped-up charges shows its insecurity.
The government shouldn't downplay the security situation in South Sudan to justify the deployment of SDF troops there.
Can the Kim regime be convinced that it doesn't need a nuclear deterrent to ensure its survival?
Contentious trade-related issues that were sidelined during the Abe-Trump summit are bound to emerge in upcoming bilateral dialogue.
The system for providing guardians for incapacitated adults is both under-used and in dire need of improvement.
The Abe administration's efforts to reduce the flow of people into the greater Tokyo area from other prefectures are not having much success.
Instead of encouraging scientists to participate in the development of technologies that have military uses, the government should boost funding for research that can improve people's lives.
According to the Supreme Court, search results can be ordered deleted only when the value of privacy protection clearly surpasses that of information disclosure.
It's wrong for the U.S. to dictate Japan's monetary policy.
A poll on European attitudes toward immigration, Islam and terrorism, shows that a majority of Europeans don't want any more Muslim immigration.
Recent moves by the Trump administration toward a more traditional China policy are welcome, but not enough to meet the challenge from Beijing.
The Industrial Revolution brought significant problems along the way. Automation probably won't be different, and that's exactly why we should be concerned.
An idea that might be the solution to runaway populism has suddenly gone mainstream.
Prime Minister Abe should be pursuing a more Asian-oriented policy with the aim of creating a peaceful backyard that can withstand any future Trump tantrums.
Not only did Donald Trump rant and rave at his first presidential news conference, he denied he was ranting and raving — which is even more bizarre than actually ranting and raving.