British Prime Minister Theresa May has struggled to find a consensus that would allow Brexit to proceed. The failure is not hers, but that of the entire British political class.
While not unprecedented, the recent spate of hostage-taking incidents looks like a new normal in international diplomacy.
There was not much meaningful about Tuesday's Brexit vote, but at least the prime minister is now finally promising to build consensus.
Preparing for what has been touted as the "100-year life" is not a task for elderly people or the government alone.
To regain the public's trust in the government's statistics, how officials erred needs to be exposed and measures taken to ensure such problems are not repeated.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim's resignation provides an opportunity to set new standards for professionalism and leadership.
The government must make sure the money from the new tax is going toward serving the needs of inbound tourists.
While maintaining its position over the wartime labor issue, Tokyo should explore a political solution to what could otherwise take a lasting toll on bilateral relations.
In addition to taking measures to raise the fertility rate, the government should introduce policies geared to the reality that the aging and shrinking of the population will continue for the foreseeable future.
Alarm bells in China should set off similar warnings in Asia and beyond.
The whistleblower protection law can't serve its purpose unless it features penalties for employers that seek to punish employees who report wrongdoing.
In some ways, the "yellow jacket" movement is a typically French protest, but it also reflects a deeper malaise that is increasingly found throughout the West.
Sustained efforts must be made to beef up tourism as a key future industry.
Despite the high stakes and risk of a military clash, the two governments continue to talk past each other.
The AI revolution will have an immense impact on global power politics, but Japan may get left behind.
With almost every individual empowered by web access, the whole system of garnering and marshalling opinion becomes impossibly distorted.
The unfolding geopolitical contest between China and the United States has been described by many as a new cold war. If it ever becomes a hot one, the flash point could be Taiwan, owing in large part to Chinese policy toward the island. China's government ...
The West needs a plan for China like it had against the Soviet Union.
The BOJ governor will likely walk back the exuberance he showed in November.
Global economic, financial and political stability depends on outcomes in four areas.
For the world to avert climate calamity, multilateral finance institutions must look to large institutional investors as their partners and clients