China's detention of a Sydney professor spotlights its questionable record when it comes to respect for academic freedom and human rights, and casts a shadow over Sino-Australian relations.
The problems confronting Yamato Transport Co. is a reminder that business competition based on increased convenience and low prices for customers isn't sustainable in an economy with a growing manpower shortage.
It is time for the so-called realists to get real about the existential dangers of a world brimming with nuclear weapons.
It may be time for the government to realize that simple prescriptions that combine monetary and fiscal expansionary policies will not cure Japan's deep-rooted economic problems.
The failure of the GOP to advance its health care reform bill in Congress has undermined confidence in the party as an agent of change and tarnishing the reputation of the president as a man who can get things done.
The latest data on land prices testify to the slow progress in the government's efforts to reverse the population exodus from rural to urban areas and achieve more balanced economic growth nationally.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the collection of data through the Global Positioning System in police investigation without a warrant is illegal.
The Diet testimony of Moritomo Gakuen chief Yasunori Kagoike only served to deepen suspicions about a shady deal involving the sale of government land to the Osaka school operator.
The government needs to convince a skeptical public why proposed legislation that could compromise privacy rights through increased surveillance activities is necessary.
The government and the power industry must reconsider whether they are sufficiently assessing the risks of a nuclear power plant disaster.
Public trust in the Self-Defense Forces will be undermined if it turns out the SDF intentionally concealed its South Sudan peacekeeping records.
The results of the annual management-labor pay negotiations highlight the limitations of the Abe administration's drive to get export-led businesses to raise wages.
A bill headed for the Diet marks a significant step forward for victims of sex crimes, but heavier penalties alone will not prevent such assaults.
Scientists — and most everyone else — are justifiably excited by the discovery of several planets orbiting the ultracool dwarf star Trappist-1.
Republicans could come out of the Trump debacle stronger than they went in if Democrats don't act to avoid political irrelevance.
New forms of social media help deceivers reach a far larger audience than they could find using traditional outlets, prompting scientists to search for solutions.
The end of the Samsung era may herald the downfall of a wide range of South Korean manufacturing sectors from shipbuilding to steel and automobiles.
The question many are asking in Beijing is whether President Xi Jinping is strong enough to thumb Beijing's nose back at North Korea's supreme leader.
EU heads of state just gathered to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome at a time when nativist nationalists are threatening to destroy Europe's open liberal societies.
How to describe American military options in North Korea? Bad and worse.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been providing plenty of fodder lately for people who believes Europe is in danger of Islamization.