China's declining birth rate looks almost impossible to reverse, a trajectory with profound implications for its economic and social prospects.
The year's performance is a good sign as the TSE prepares for a restructuring in early April that is intended to revitalize corporate governance and attract global investors.
Instead of perpetuating the myth that student debt cancellation is for the rich, politicians should recognize how regressive the status quo is and do what’s best for the nation.
The Sino-American trade war does not spell the end of globalization. Rather, it may mark the beginning of a new world trading system that no longer has the U.S. or China at its center.
Japan should make products that it and the rest of the world need so that the nation is considered an integral partner.
In recent years, new dangers have emerged such as pandemics, the threat to vulnerable supply chains, cyber attacks and the undermining of democracy.
Central bankers balance two priorities: prices and employment. Unfortunately, a slowing economy generally reduces employment, which means that those two priorities compete with each other.
The prospect of a recovery from COVID-19 and a vaccine and pills that can protect against future infection has prompted the Kishida government to restart the Go To Travel program.
The most important factor in COVID-19's evolution and the threat its variants pose is the size of unvaccinated populations and the reservoirs in which they can develop.
Unfortunately for Japan, the release of government oil reserves is a veritable drop in the barrel when compared to demand for this vital commodity.
The final COP26 agreement is a disappointment and was considerably diminished from drafts circulated only days before.
Xi Jinping is being elevated to a status in China equal to that of Mao Zedong. Along with that role is a consolidation of power that should be more worrisome.
Beijing cannot be allowed to intimidate or coerce its neighbors. The China military power report argues that it intends to do precisely that.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said that his goal is the creation of a “new capitalism” that better distributes wealth.
Low turnout in America is usually blamed on voter apathy, but 2020 proved that the real problem has always been barriers to voting.
China looks determined to quash — rather than live with — COVID-19. An overly muscular economic response, too, may do as much harm as good.
Biden's most important job was to restore some semblance of national unity and persuade Democrats and Republicans to work together. If he tried, it wasn’t hard enough.
The rigid stances of MMT’s devotees and detractors have not led to productive discussions over its viability.
Iran's hardliners think a rising regional power with strict Islamic values will gain little from engaging with the West.
The nation's mainstream media seems to be ambivalent about Kishida’s realist-based diplomacy.
Health crises, such as the ongoing pandemic, are a national security threat just like major disasters and armed attacks, and preparation is vital.