Japan should provide more support to medical and humanitarian efforts to combat this horrific disease.
If the Abe administration is changing the basic position on dealing with Russia, it should publicly explain and build a solid domestic consensus over its position.
Vladimir Putin would like to go down in history as the Russia leader who resolved all his nation's territorial disputes, but the road to reaching a settlement with Japan is littered with obstacles.
Take predictions that artificial intelligence and robots will cause massive unemployment in the future with a grain of salt.
The third-quarter GDP dip may be no cause for alarm but we should still be on guard against a possible downturn of the economy.
Steps need to be taken to ensure that the operations of Internet giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are fair and equitable for all participants in the markets.
Whether China embraces economic globalism or self-reliance is a matter of grave consequence for the world.
Prompt action must be taken to contain the latest outbreak of the rubella virus, which poses a serious threat to pregnant women.
Japan now has its own own satellite positioning system, but it must be careful that it does not miss out on innovation and get stuck with a technology that is outdated and of limited application.
As we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, politicians and publics around the world must recognize that peace is fragile and it must be nurtured.
Restarting the Tokai No. 2 nuclear plant will be a test case for whether reactor operators can build up enough goodwill to obtain consent from not only the host municipalities but those in the surrounding area.
The carriers need to continue their efforts to improve their services while reducing the charges for consumers through more efficient operation and use of their resources.
The world must expect less from Washington during the two remaining years of U.S. President Donald Trump's first term as he and his team face genuine oversight for the first time.
If the Abe administration wants to woo more foreign workers to Japan it should foster an environment that will attract them.
The production of meat and dairy products is both highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and a key contributor to the problem.
The most basic condition for the return of Shikotan and Habomai would be for Japan to accept that the territorial dispute has been permanently resolved.
The U.S. president is correct that Europe could fall apart without the trans-Atlantic alliance, but he's the one who's endangering it
The Chinese government has reversed its previously chilly attitude and now favors better relations with Japan, creating new economic opportunities for Japanese businesses.
The Cold War metaphor is structurally flawed and carries the operational danger of heightening tensions and provoking a very hot war.
The new visa system will lack durability unless the needs of employers, local communities and foreigners are balanced.
The deepening relationship between Japan and India serves the goal of forestalling the emergence of a China-centric Asia.