Beijing may have failed in its international effort to pin the COVID-19 outbreak on the U.S., but don't underestimate its ability to control information domestically.
U.S. President Donald Trump is a great campaigner but a poor crisis manager.
Leaders need deft political skills to survive the COVID-19 crisis.
A recent decision by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States further embolden Beijing in the South China Sea.
Japanese policymakers nee to pay continuous attention to the changing situation in the Middle East.
If the last king of Hawaii had his way, Hawaii would have formed a confederation with Japan.
Sometimes strong mandatory but temporary measures are needed to protect the collective interests of a democracy.
How long will the Chinese continue to repeat the same old mistakes that they have made for centuries?
Ideally Japan's think tanks should be able to help steer the best and brightest young people into government service.
The international situation may provide Tokyo with more challenges than opportunities this year.