May 25, 2015

Ishin no To's future

Ishin no To must establish a clear identity if it is to survive and flourish following the departure of its co-founder Toru Hashimoto.

May 19, 2015

U.S. moves forward with Gulf states

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.

May 18, 2015

What now for Osaka, Hashimoto?

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.

May 18, 2015

Tensions rising in South China Sea

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.