Tokyo must recognize the reality of Trump's approach to foreign policy and insulate the bilateral relationship and Japan's security from the vicissitudes he can create.
The Japan-EU accord should send a clear message to the Trump administration about the benefits of the free trade regime and the folly of a tit-for-tat trade war in which no party can emerge a winner.
There's a better way to increase tax revenue than raising the consumption tax.
As Britain grapples with its economic future, a logical step would be deepening ties with Japan.
Many of the teams that did well in the tournament were multiethnic and multiracial, but success in sports does not produce tolerance.
Whether or not people support the death penalty, they should be given enough information about the system and its implementation to make an informed judgment on the issue.
Businesses, including more than 1,000 Japanese firms, need clarity and stability to make plans and Brexit negotiations promise anything but.
Malaysia's new prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has long been a friend of Tokyo. This bodes well for Japan.
Reforms are needed to ensure residents continue to receive necessary services as the nation's population grays and grows smaller.
The heavy toll of last week's heavy rains in western Japan highlight flaws in the nation's disaster defenses.
Investigators should strive to shed light on the collusive ties between universities and the education ministry.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang is a reminder that the process to get North Korea to denuclearize will be a long and difficult one.
How people respond to disaster alerts must be scrutinized in the wake of the recent torrential rains that claimed at least 110 lives and left dozens of people missing.
Japan is under pressure to shrink its 47-ton stockpile of plutonium.
The Japan-EU trade pact could be an important turnaround both for the way Europeans see trade with Asia and for liberal democracy at large.
Tired of the endless squabbling by the two extremes, chances are good the Conservatives will close ranks behind May's approach
In the world of Donald Trump, there are enemies but no allies because he is so righteous and superior.
One could argue that there is no other country than Japan in the world today that has all the right conditions to welcome economic migrants.
To service these debts requires rising incomes, while an expanding trade war threatens to squeeze incomes.
The results are in: The pain of defeat may outweigh the joy of victory.
The Helsinki summit ended without agreements because there's nothing the two leaders can do for each other.