The ruling bloc is moving far too quickly on legalizing casinos.
If Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor matters as a symbolic gesture of reconciliation with the U.S., he should consider similar steps with Japan's Asian neighbors.
Populists cannot be eliminated, but they can be co-opted.
U.S. sanctions have done nothing to liberate the people of Cuba.
Matteo Renzi's decision to resign ushers in a political and economic crisis for Italy — and for Europe.
The confusion in the Trump camp over U.S. foreign policy has two possible consequences, neither good.
The government must reflect the will of the people when it decides how to respond to Emperor Akihito's desire to abdicate.
Fukushima Prefecture should rethink its decision to end housing assistance for people who fled the nuclear crisis by choice.
Despite promises to the contrary, the Abe administration keeps boosting government spending by making use of supplementary budgets.
The Democratic Party has done a poor job of presenting a clear vision to voters, not the least of which because of its affiliation with Rengo.
Even if President Park Geun-hye does step down, the vacuum at the apex of South Korean politics will persist.
Companies must to better at raising the wages of their employees.
While Fidel Castro's legacy will be debated for generations, there is no dismissing the significance of his life and its impact.
The law on whistleblowers lacks the teeth to protect employees who reveal wrongdoings, a situation that needs correcting.
Just as Japan did in the 1930s, China is defying international opinion and challenging the maritime status quo in the western Pacific.
Startling evidence has been unearthed revealing machinations by the Japanese military to shift blame after the war over the surprise attacks that started the conflict.
In truth, the outbreak of war between the United States and Japan astonished very few at all.
Like David Cameron's Brexit fiasco, this didn't have to happen.
"The heart of all discussions of human rights is the battle against discrimination. All human beings are equal. No discrimination is permissible. Absolutely none."
The Catholic Church had better maintain its wary stance in negotiating anything with China's Communist Party.
Gambia President Yahya Jammeh shocked his nation and the world when he said he would honor an election that saw him defeated.