Commentary / World Aug 15, 2014

Race- and religion-based politics slows Asia's progress

How fitting it would be if, on his next return visit to Asia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry — on behalf of America's first African-American president — helped to push the region, including China, to move beyond the racial and ethnic stereotypes that ...

Commentary / World Jul 14, 2014

Is new China the old Japan?

Does China risk becoming the Japan of some seven decades past, namely a rising nation that sparks conflict and then war under the guise of "Asia for Asians"?

Commentary / World Jun 1, 2014

Too high a price for Sherpas

The 16 Sherpa lives lost in an avalanche on Everest six weeks ago highlight the growing divide between well-heeled climbing expedition members and the mountaineering guides. Sherpas must re-articulate their concerns and establish a sensible code of operation.

Commentary / World May 12, 2014

ADB could use some 'Abenomics'

As Asia's economic growth continues to drive the global economy, it is time for the Asian Development bank to bid farewell to systems that enable development money to flow without regard to results and impact.

Commentary / World Feb 17, 2014

Think of Somalia when making business policy

Few Japanese are likely to follow in the footsteps of two Americans who have pioneered businesses in Somalia, but government policymakers should think of Somalia when they consider what it takes to move up the global ranks for ease in doing business.