Jul 22, 2016

Trump's GOP coronation

The themes and images that emerged from this week's Republican National Convention may prove troubling for newly nominated presidential candidate Donald Trump and the GOP.

Jul 20, 2016

The election showdown in Tokyo

Tokyo voters have a big decision to make, and the party affiliations of the leading candidates for governor should be the least of their worries.

Jul 19, 2016

Beware the backlash in Turkey

There is a real danger that President Erdogan will use the failed coup to further consolidate power in his own hand, undermining Turkey's democracy.

Jul 16, 2016

Getting youths to the ballot box

Teachers and students alike should be encouraged to express their political opinions and discuss concrete issues while refraining from imposing their views on others.

Jul 13, 2016

Drones and the new way of war

Civilian casualties are undercutting the military advantage of U.S. drones and raising moral questions about accountability and the ease of killing.

Jul 11, 2016

Abe's new voter mandate

Prime Minister Abe should use his coalition's bolstered Diet majority to more effectively implement economic reforms, not to amend the Constitution.

Jul 10, 2016

SOFA-related change falls short

Japan should renegotiate the Status of Forces Agreement it has with the U.S. so it can have greater jurisdiction over crimes committed by Americans with U.S. military ties.