The distrust and the ensuing competition between Asia's two largest nations — both armed with nuclear weapons — must be contained.
Even if North Korean priorities are misplaced, the rest of the world should do what it can to ease the suffering of a public that is battered by the indifference of its leaders and the vicissitudes of nature?
Voters are ready for a viable alternative to the LDP, but the leading opposition party is failing to deliver.
Abe's choice is clear: Show Kuroda the door, or open his Cabinet to new thinking by a man who's seen considerable action in the economic trenches.
Asian banks and governments have every reason to join the crusade against climate chainge.
Japan can and should do more to preserve the world's oceans.
Japanese companies have been given the tools to improve their corporate governance, now it's up to them to learn how to use these tools effectively.
Hong Kong democracy is on its death bed.
The world must loudly condemn the Chechen campaign against its gay population
Few politicians have endured a more stunning fall from grace than former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
It is remarkable and revealing that China, a country that threatens to upend the balance of power in Asia, was so frightened by one man.
Tokyo is under pressure to reduce the cost of hosting the Olympics, both for its own sake and the sake of future host cities.
Volvo, long at the forefront of automobile innovation, demonstrates this once again by saying it's going fully electric.
The upcoming trial involving the nation's leading advertising agency can serve as a catalyst for enhanced efforts to end overwork.
The U.S. president's approval ratings are dismal, but he remains popular with his base and Republican leaders don't see him as a liability yet.
As long as the Democratic Party's leadership is owned by big-monied special interests, it will never give the people what they want and need.
The holy site has been the symbolic flashpoint of the broader Israeli-Arab struggle since at least 1929.
The Sino-Indian crisis has underscored the centrality of propaganda in China's foreign policy.
Britain faces a bumpy ride in the wake of Prime Minister Theresa May's failed election gambit.
In China it is politics, or the perception of such, that is the surest route to getting stamped "banned by Beijing."
No Russian political leader is offering a vision ambitious and inspiring enough to compete with Putin. Perhaps that's why he finds it so easy to suppress dissent and hold on to power.