Oct 11, 2016

A good choice, yet still disappointing

The failure to follow through on the expectation that the next U.N. secretary-general would be a woman is a reminder of the flaws in that selection process and the glass ceiling that more than half the world's population continues to confront.

Oct 6, 2016

Bolster basic science research

The government is putting too much emphasis on short-term scientific research that is expected to produce quick results and commercial benefits.

Oct 4, 2016

Gaping holes in the Toyosu report

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government should reveal the decision-making process that altered measures to shield the Toyosu market from onsite toxic substances.

Oct 3, 2016

Shimon Peres passes on

As the world remembers Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, it is important that his committment to peace not be forgotten or left unfulfilled.

Oct 2, 2016

Kashmir again on the boil

India needs to maintain its restraint over Kashmir, but the backers of violence there must pay a price for their support of terrorism.