A murder in Kuala Lumpur

The assassination last week of Kim Jong Nam, the older half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, puts a human face on the wrongdoings of the Pyongyang government.

Feb 9, 2017

Scientists and dual-use technologies

Instead of encouraging scientists to participate in the development of technologies that have military uses, the government should boost funding for research that can improve people's lives.

Feb 8, 2017

Limiting the right to be forgotten

According to the Supreme Court, search results can be ordered deleted only when the value of privacy protection clearly surpasses that of information disclosure.

Feb 6, 2017

Another kidnapping in Hong Kong

For anyone living and working in China and Hong Kong the message is clear. The border between the special economic zone and the mainland is permeable to the point of nonexistent.

Feb 5, 2017

Tax-avoidance adoptions

A Supreme Court decision effectively condones the status quo. But it should lead people to think about the practice of adoption as a tax-reduction measure.

Feb 4, 2017

Seeking Nature Heritage status

In seeking to get World Nature Heritage status for areas in southern Japan, the government needs to work harder at protecting the native species and habitats.