A long-awaited meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place in Beijing, but it's just the first step in restoring bilateral relations that have reached their lowest ebb since the two nations normalized diplomatic ties in 1972.
The latest report by the U.N. panel on climate change may not offer any new surprises concerning the threat of global warming, but it does remind us that doing too little, or waiting too long, to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases could be disastrous.
The commemoration of the collapse of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989, reminds us of the power of the elemental yearning for freedom as well as the failure of our leaders, in the quarter-century since, to build a world that better responds to ...
The central government has announced additional funding for 37 leading public and private universities as a way to increase their global ranking and competitiveness. No mention was made of the other 67 schools that applied.
Despite the Republican Party retaking control of the U.S. Senate and increasing its holdings in the House, it's difficult to be optimistic about legislative progress in Washington over the next two years given the deep fissures within the GOP itself.
Given the many, irreducible uncertainties of space flight tourism in the future — brought home last week by the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo vehicle — the guiding principle for customers is likely to be "informed consent."
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has proposed a review of the seniority-based wage system prevalent among Japanese companies with a call for higher pay to recruits and a shift to paying wages according to performance.
The rising number of Russian violations of neighbors' airspace of late suggests that President Vladimir Putin is betting that the West can be shown up as a paper tiger. But Russian behavior seems only to be pushing European governments to reduce their interactions with ...
The city assembly and the mayor of Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, have given their nod to restarting Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Sendai nuclear power plant, although the concerns of many local residents have been left unaddressed.