Apr 11, 2017

A presidential summit in Florida

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping established a positive working relationship, but their first meeting was short on concrete deliverables.

Apr 6, 2017

'Amakudari' remains an issue

Bureaucrats landing jobs in the private sector on the basis of the powers of government ministries and agencies sows the seeds of corruption.

Apr 5, 2017

Russia wages a new form of war

Disinformation and hacking campaigns are a key part of Moscow's efforts to raise Russia's international stature and counter the Western assault on its political institutions.

Apr 4, 2017

Privatization of JNR, 30 years on

If the profitable operations of JR East, West, Tokai and Kyushu represent the benefits of the JNR privatization and breakup, the tough prospects of JR Hokkaido highlight the problems facing railway operations in rural areas.