The standoff over construction of a replacement facility for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma threatens to develop into an all-out legal battle between the Abe administration and Okinawa Prefecture.
Despite the agreement among Japan, China and South Korea to hold a trilateral summit at the earliest convenient time, it is unrealistic to think the relationship between Japan and the other two will thaw soon.
The education and science ministry should not hesitate to revise a government guideline for dealing with research conduct so that it ensures fairness and transparency for the accused during investigations.
The tactics used by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the last days of the campaign alienated many Israelis and antagonized many of the country's international partners. Relations with the U.S. have been especially hard hit.
A plan to reorganize the city of Osaka into five special districts appears on its way to an unprecedented referendum in which the 2.15 million eligible voters of western Japan's largest city will decide the future of their local administration as well as the ...
Twenty years on, people are still trying to fathom why so many people — including youths from elite backgrounds — were drawn to a doomsday cult that carried out a deadly sarin gas attack in downtown Tokyo.
President Vladimir Putin's recent disclosure on a television program that he was ready to put Russia's nuclear forces on alert during the Crimea crisis in 2014 could end up thwarting nuclear disarmament efforts worldwide.