The government shouldn't use the trouble-plagued foreign trainee program to fill manpower shortages in the nursing care sector.
If Japan is unhappy with the way UNESCO is run, it should present rational proposals to improve the operation from within instead of by resorting to financial pressures.
There are four flashpoints in East Asia and Japan will be greatly impacted if a crisis develops in any of them.
The global economic gains from migration will lose their luster unless many of the factors that propel people to leave their countries for better opportunities abroad are addressed.
Last week's crippling cyberattacks in the U.S. are a harbinger of the digital future and the ever more visible vulnerabilities of a networked world.
Reinvigorated diplomacy that will culminate in a power-sharing agreement is needed to halt Yemen's slide to civil war and avert a humanitarian catastrophe.
The government should focus on improving defenses against quakes rather than spending resources on the extremely difficult task of predicting when they will strike.
The Defense Ministry's program to fund dual-use research opens up serious moral and ethical questions for university researchers.
Prime Minister Abe should consider whether yet another election is in the interests of voters — especially if it's to be held with the disparity in the value of votes between constituencies uncorrected.
The world's billionaires control $5.1 trillion, or more money than the entire Japanese economy.
Colombians should accept the peace deal, which offers justice rather than retribution or vengeance.
Niigata's gubernatorial election result on Sunday shows the public is still wary of restarting idled nuclear power plants.
Lawmakers in the Diet should once again scrutinize how far the administration intends to expand the SDF's overseas missions under Abe's call for "proactive contribution to peace" and how that should be controlled.
Throughout his career, Bob Dylan's songs have struck a chord with the young and young at heart around the world. It is hard to imagine a "purer" or more deserving form of literature.
The Abe government's position on "comfort women" is damaging Japan's international reputation and playing into China's hands.
A Peace Age is possible, if we try hard enough.
When and how school officials intervene holds the key to putting an end to the issue of bullying.
Anticipation is building that a breakthrough could finally be achieved in the territorial dispute between Japan and Russia. But is it merely wishful thinking?
The tradition of concession helps ensure the continuity of government and offers a legitimating assist to democracy itself.
A Russian carrier conducting strike operations in the Mediterranean doesn't just reassert Moscow's power, it further complicates the world's geopolitics. And that's precisely what Putin wants.
In its long-running battle with neighboring Pakistan, India's in danger once again of shooting itself in the foot.