The government has long failed to take effective action to reverse Japan's child poverty rate.
Can Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman end Saudi Arabia's economic addiction to oil?
Last week I compared the Catholic Church in Boston and Japan’s “nuclear village” of atomic-power advocates — two powerful institutions that stifled embarrassing revelations for some time. The Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” depicts the comeuppance of the church hierarchy after investigative reporters from The Boston ...
The United Nations has opened up the selection process for secretary-general to a level never seen in its 70-year history.
The top court's probe into "special trials" held for leprosy patients accused of criminal offenses failed to address whether the defendants recieved justice.
Queen Elizabeth has been a pillar of strength and the embodiment of the British ideal of service and a stiff upper lip.
Even if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wrap up their nominations in the next few weeks, their head-to-head campaign promises to be a spectacle.
The results of the Hokkaido by-election should give both the LDP and the opposition cause for pause.
The ruling coalition needs to explain why the nation is still being kept waiting for the fundamental reform needed to correct the gross disparity in vote values.
The ruling and opposition camps should combine their respective bills and get to work on targeting hate speech.
Mitsubishi Motors' claims that it has rectified the crooked corporate culture that led to its previous scandals is now in doubt.
Former economy minister Akira Amari should follow through on his pledge to account for the millions of yen that he and his aides received from a construction company.
The government needs to step forward now to ensure the health of long-term evacuees in the Kyushu quake zone.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye's job just got a lot tougher following the loss of her party's parliamentary majority.
Washington needs to put distance between America and its counterproductive partners, such as Riyadh.
The botched bidding process for a contract to build submarines for Australia's navy was an important lesson for Japan.
It's only a matter of time before the days of students lugging around backpacks full of heavy books are over.
To achieve global connectivity for all people and communities, governments and industry need to come together in ever more innovative public-private partnerships.
No post-Soviet leaders seem to have drawn the right conclusions from the Chernobyl tragedy that took place 30 years ago this week.
Nuclear reactors are likely terrorist targets and not enough is being done to protect them.
How can Japan's fossilized politics and business change if media shies away from asking tough questions?