The prime minister's package to boost social programs is ambitious on paper, but lacks a plan to turn it into reality.
The Abe administration's plan for easing the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership includes lots of promises, but how well they will work remains a major concern.
Albert Einstein's solitary brilliance, personal integrity and public activism combined with his lifelong gift for witty aphorism when dealing with the press and public gave him a unique and enduring fame.
Smaller states in Southeast Asia are looking to India to act as a counterweight to China's growing influence. It remains to be seen if New Delhi can live up to its full potential as well as the region's expectations.
With Argentina's legislature still controlled by the Peronists, new President Mauricio Macri faces an uphill battle to implement the reforms necessary to turn the country's economy around.
While an expert panel looks for better ways to protect children, the government needs to look into the basic issue of how to eliminate the potential seeds of abuse in the first place.
Lawmakers have dallied long enough: Chastised again by the Supreme Court, it's time they got down to business and resolved the disparity in vote values between districts.
APEC members must show a greater readiness to compromise if they are to overcome their significant differences on a number of important issues.
Osaka Ishin no Kai's big win in Sunday's elections had national repercussions, but it still needs to work with the opposition to get anything done at the local level.
The sale of the rights to run Kansai International Airport to a private consortium could serve as a role model for other money-losing public-infrastructure operations if efficiency and profitability improves.
The telecommunications ministry has a chance to affect much-needed change in the fee structure for mobile phones, particularly for those people who don't download a lot of data.
The government should get more serious about resolving the legal gridlock surrounding the Isahaya Bay dike in Nagasaki Prefecture.
It's starting to become clear that overuse of electronic gadgets like smartphones and computers is having a dramatic impact on the health of young people's eyes.
Companies should consider changing their recruiting schedules so they have less of an impact on students' studies.
As Germany is demonstrating with its Energiewende program, transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy is a matter of resolve.
Asia should go clean and green as that's where the smart money is heading over the next 20 years.
As societies around the world prepare for swelling numbers of retirees, the policy challenge will be to ensure the financial sustainability of pension systems.
The greatest legacy of the late South Korean President Kim Young-sam was preserving the peace when the dogs of war were almost unleashed once again on the Korean Peninsula.
If Japan had its own cartoon-and-comics-driven Hollywood, it would increase its global cultural clout and give the economy a much needed boost.
No solution for Islamic State and Syria can be achieved without a green light from Russia.
Ankara is determined to make it clear that no solution for Syria can be reached unless Turkish interests are fully taken into account.