Beijing and Taipei must be prepared to compromise to ensure that the Taiwan Strait does not again become a regional flashpoint.
U.S. President Barack Obama's tribute to the 140,000 people who died from the atomic attack on Hiroshima was a symbolic moment, but efforts must be made to turn it into catalyst for action.
Even if Donald Trump ultimately loses the presidential race, his campaign may nevertheless prompt a reconsideration of both the U.S. policy of a rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and its TPP trade strategy.
The Chinese Communist Party should realize that it's important to maintain the credibility of its interlocutor in Taiwan. Forcing President Tsai Ing-wen to kowtow isn't good for anyone.
The infamous Sykes-Picot agreement is a convenient scapegoat for the instability that reigns in the Middle East, but responsibility for the region's tragedy is more diffuse.
The Abe administration's economic policies should be reassessed in light of the statement made at the G-7 summit on Friday.
The Diet needs to plug a gaping loophole in the Political Funds Control Law so politicians cannot use political money for private purposes.
A glance at Monju's history would leave one wondering why no decision has been made yet to decommission the troubled facility.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's new plan to "promote the dynamic engagement of all citizens" falls short when it comes to specifics on how it will achieve its ambitious goals.
The alleged murder of an Okinawan woman by a U.S. base worker could intensify opposition to the heavy U.S. military presence in Okinawa.
Japan's position of calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons while relying on America's nuclear umbrella is contradictory and undermines its persuasive power.
The Liberal Democratic Party issues a report on LGBT people that fails to take a strong stand on protecting them from discrimination.
In recognition of Myanmar's transition toward democracy, the U.S. is lifting some of its economic sanctions against businesses and individuals.
Given the scale of the brutalities that were unleashed by the Cultural Revolution and the complicity of almost all Chinese in those events, China's near silence on its 50th anniversary almost makes sense.
Donald Trump believes that subsidizing prosperous allies and attempting to remake failed states provides little benefit to most Americans, who do the dying and paying.
The internal EU and German domestic debates are testing Merkel's leadership as never before.
As was the case with its predecessor body, the Government Pension Investment Fund is linked closely to the interests of politicians and bureaucrats.
The "Brexit" referendum is the most important vote in Europe in a half-century.
The nuclear attack on Hiroshima set in motion a sweeping, national generalization that if Americans do it, it is right.
For a nation that rebuilt itself from the ashes of war, the modern challenge of repopulation should surely not prove impossible.
Since public schools in Japan are funded on a per-pupil basis, the continuous decline in the birthrate means they will be hard pressed to maintain their level of services.