The Abe administration's plan for easing the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership includes lots of promises, but how well they will work remains a major concern.
With Argentina's legislature still controlled by the Peronists, new President Mauricio Macri faces an uphill battle to implement the reforms necessary to turn the country's economy around.
No solution for Islamic State and Syria can be achieved without a green light from Russia.
Given that its long-term potential real GDP growth is no more than 1 percent, Japan needs to rein in its ballooning national debt through spending cuts or tax hikes.
While an expert panel looks for better ways to protect children, the government needs to look into the basic issue of how to eliminate the potential seeds of abuse in the first place.
Lawmakers have dallied long enough: Chastised again by the Supreme Court, it's time they got down to business and resolved the disparity in vote values between districts.
APEC members must show a greater readiness to compromise if they are to overcome their significant differences on a number of important issues.
Osaka Ishin no Kai's big win in Sunday's elections had national repercussions, but it still needs to work with the opposition to get anything done at the local level.
The sale of the rights to run Kansai International Airport to a private consortium could serve as a role model for other money-losing public-infrastructure operations if efficiency and profitability improves.
The telecommunications ministry has a chance to affect much-needed change in the fee structure for mobile phones, particularly for those people who don't download a lot of data.
The government should get more serious about resolving the legal gridlock surrounding the Isahaya Bay dike in Nagasaki Prefecture.
It's starting to become clear that overuse of electronic gadgets like smartphones and computers is having a dramatic impact on the health of young people's eyes.
Companies should consider changing their recruiting schedules so they have less of an impact on students' studies.
It's time for the prime minister to take stock of "Abenomics" and consider what needs to be done to achieve the virtuous cycle that he keeps promising.
Ankara is determined to make it clear that no solution for Syria can be reached unless Turkish interests are fully taken into account.
Doing the same things over and over in the war on terror will only produce the same result: failure.
If recent events have taught us anything, it is that threats to the EU stem not from inadequate fiscal risk-sharing, but from insufficient coordination on foreign-policy and security challenges.
Families and friends of the perpetrators of the Paris terrorist attacks professed no inkling that anything unusual was afoot — a phenomenon that repeats itself time and time again in extremist attacks.
In Japan, lawyers are fortunately not arrested by the state for doing their job, as they are in China. Nor are academics faced with indictment for challenging mainstream history narratives, as in South Korea. We tend to expect the worst when it comes to ...
Significant blocs of humanity are ignoring or repudiating the West's faith in the power of shared prosperity, turning instead to nationalism or radical Islam.
Jobs and education programs for young people in poor neighborhoods would help put Islamic State out of business in Europe.