Jun 8, 2015

Another Ukraine ceasefire dissolves

The steady erosion of the ceasefire in Ukraine is proof that Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to see value in chaos and that the sanctions against his country have not impacted his calculus.

Jun 7, 2015

Abe should heed Onaga's words

To avoid an all-out confrontation with Okinawa, the Abe administration needs to search in earnest for an alternative plan to building a new U.S. Marine base in Henoko.

Jun 3, 2015

Stop ducking security bill questions

The Abe administration is doing everything it can to avoid getting pinned down on the details of its security legislation — to the detriment of public understanding.

Jun 2, 2015

Abe can't duck history issue

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must realize that his perception of Japan's wars in the 1930s and 1940s is an issue that cannot be skirted if ties with China and South Korea are to be improved.

May 31, 2015

Japan's aquariums must evolve

The vote by Japanese zoos and aquarium to remain in the industry's world body means dolphin-keepers will have to rethink how they obtain their animals.