More must be done to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis, which has drawn a woefully meager response from the governments of Southeast Asia.
E-commerce giant Rakuten has managed to do what the educational system apparently can't — get Japanese people to speak English competently.
Income inequality is high in Japan, and under the Abe administration it appears to be getting worse.
Syrian President Bashar Assad may have allowed Islamic State to take the World Heritage site of Palmyra, hoping an atrocity there would bring the international community to his side.
Freedom of the press is under attack in many countries around the world, including in Japan.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must discuss the potential downside of security legislation that would usher in a major shift in the nation's postwar defense posture.
Both the United States and China should refrain from trying to influence the upcoming Taiwan presidential race.
The Abe administration is placing far too much weight on coal in formulating the national energy policy.
If the Gulf states prove to be more accommodating of U.S. foreign policy objectives than Israel, then that could be a geopolitical shift that rivals the return of Iran to regional politics.
The failure of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's effort to reorganize Japan's second largest city will have major repercussions that extend to national politics.
Beijing should exercise self-restraint to help dispel concerns over its perceived attempts to secure its interests in the South China Sea at the expense of other states in the region.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must be willing to make hard choices if he wants to reduce the nation's massive debt.
Should Japan win World Heritage status for its early industrial sites, it should take steps to ensure visitors are aware of both the positive and negative aspects of their histories.
The Abe administration's legislative package to expand the SDF's role finally reaches the Diet — but still remains poorly explained.
Capital punishment is withering away in America, as even conservatives increasingly oppose it.
The ink was barely dry on the new Guidelines for Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation, which were unveiled during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Washington last month, when Sen. John McCain, chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, issued a wake-up call to the ...
It's heartening to know that the employment rate for university grads is up, but without a proper breakdown of the data, the situation may not be as bright as it appears.
China's MIRV warhead deployment is meant to emphasize that it intends to become a genuine global power alongside the U.S.
If the automotive industry loses the public's trust, it widens the opportunity for Silicon Valley companies to foment disruptions of the entire business.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking a hands-on approach to improving bilateral ties with China.
The more belligerent Beijing behaves, the more important the Japan-U.S. alliance becomes.