China's Belt and Road initiative (BRI) casts a long shadow over Asia. Beijing's effort to fill the yawning infrastructure gap — estimated to be in the trillions of dollars — is widely viewed as an attempt by China to extend its influence as well ...
Getting India to return to the RCEP talks and reaching a prompt agreement would show that free trade makes more sense.
It is imperative that Japan reform its power industry to make electricity more affordable for industries relying on AI.
North Korea's possession of an arsenal of nuclear-armed missiles increasingly looks permanent. The U.S. government will continue to refuse to officially recognize this reality, mostly out of deference to Tokyo. However, the region has settled into a new status quo. Pyongyang's apparent strategy is to ...
Japan needs to do what it can to stop walls from being erected once again to divide the world.
Merely calling the Trump administration's decision "regrettable" is not enough.
The government should not let problems with a new system for university entrance exams affect the overall pace of much-needed English education reform.
The parties involved should think again whether specifying examples that do not constitute acts of harassment will result in narrowly defining power harassment — and whether that will serve the intended purpose of the legislation.
Diplomatic initiatives in Southeast Asia appear to be face severe headwinds.
Japan must not only be ready to protect its own threatened populations, but be ready to help those elsewhere in the world that are also at risk from rising sea levels.
Only when a correct understanding of the disease has been established through various efforts will the dignity and human rights of the former Hansen's disease patients and their relatives be fully restored.
The new NSC better positions Japan to take on and respond to new challenges.
The convenience store industry must rethink its 24-hour business model.
As natural disasters strike Japan with increasing frequency, it's time to raise the standards of the nation's evacuation centers.
As the world's attention turns to climate change, Japan is in prime position to lead.
When technology is used to connect people who are in different locations and allow them to share the experience of eating together in virtual space, using a smartphone, for example, it will help reduce the problems linked to eating alone.
The Kremlin's 'escalate to de-escalate' nuclear strategy could easily get out of hand.
Humankind must find ways to get by without laying waste to the planet.
China's technological innovations have been striking enough to put Silicon Valley on edge.
Here it's apparent that centuries-old ties between the nations can't be unwound by political rhetoric spewing from distant capital cities.
The first step toward improving Japanese student's English-speaking ability is to ensure their English teachers can speak the language.