Regardless of whether or not the TPP is implemented, Japan's farmers must change their approach if they want to secure their futures rather than hope that subsidies will continue forever.
Nations across Asia stand at a crossroads and must decide between moving forward based on reforms or continuing to stagnate.
If Asia is to move beyond its past, the victims of Japan's wartime aggression must recognize that the Japan of 2015 is not the Japan of 1931, 1941, or even 1945, and that forgiveness benefits everyone.
Buddhist chauvinism now threatens the democratic process in both Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Japan no longer intends to stand on the world's diplomatic sidelines.
China's approach to creating an infrastructure bank that will knit Asia into a Sino-centric economic order could prove to be a nightmare.
In honoring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with an address to Congress, the U.S. is really honoring the values and vision that both countries share.
The list of national political leaders in Asia who have faced, or are about to face, criminal charges has grown so extensive that it is plausible to wonder whether democracy itself can survive in a number of these countries.
Like so many other Western exports, Thomas Piketty's economic argument has taken on unique characteristics in Japan.
Three factors played important roles in securing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's extraordinary victory in last month's elections: falling oil prices, rising skepticism about China's peaceful intentions and Abe himself supplanting the role of labor unions by demanding that companies give pay raises.