Solid efforts have been made to cut the cost of hosting the Olympics, but even more should be done.
The government has a duty to explain in detail and in an easy-to-understand manner how the reform bill now in the Diet would contribute to rebuilding the pension system's finances.
China is advancing to the center of the geopolitical stage just as — if not because — American and European leadership seems to be retreating into the wings.
The biggest loser in the U.S. presidential election was free trade.
The ruling bloc is moving far too quickly on legalizing casinos.
If Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor matters as a symbolic gesture of reconciliation with the U.S., he should consider similar steps with Japan's Asian neighbors.
Matteo Renzi's decision to resign ushers in a political and economic crisis for Italy — and for Europe.
The confusion in the Trump camp over U.S. foreign policy has two possible consequences, neither good.
The government must reflect the will of the people when it decides how to respond to Emperor Akihito's desire to abdicate.
Fukushima Prefecture should rethink its decision to end housing assistance for people who fled the nuclear crisis by choice.
Despite promises to the contrary, the Abe administration keeps boosting government spending by making use of supplementary budgets.
The Democratic Party has done a poor job of presenting a clear vision to voters, not the least of which because of its affiliation with Rengo.
Even if President Park Geun-hye does step down, the vacuum at the apex of South Korean politics will persist.
Companies must to better at raising the wages of their employees.
Pledge by Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son to invest $50 billion in the U.S. is savvy, but it's a big blow to Japan Inc.
The U.S. has always been corrupt, savage and brutal. President Trump suits us fine.
Populists cannot be eliminated, but they can be co-opted.
U.S. sanctions have done nothing to liberate the people of Cuba.
Just as Japan did in the 1930s, China is defying international opinion and challenging the maritime status quo in the western Pacific.
Startling evidence has been unearthed revealing machinations by the Japanese military to shift blame after the war over the surprise attacks that started the conflict.
In truth, the outbreak of war between the United States and Japan astonished very few at all.