Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's new plan to "promote the dynamic engagement of all citizens" falls short when it comes to specifics on how it will achieve its ambitious goals.
The alleged murder of an Okinawan woman by a U.S. base worker could intensify opposition to the heavy U.S. military presence in Okinawa.
Japan-U.S. relations will likely remain the cornerstone of America's foreign policy in Asia regardless of who wins the presidential election.
The G-7 must turn rhetoric into action in addressing the global threats posed by war, famine and migration.
Japan's position of calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons while relying on America's nuclear umbrella is contradictory and undermines its persuasive power.
The Liberal Democratic Party issues a report on LGBT people that fails to take a strong stand on protecting them from discrimination.
In recognition of Myanmar's transition toward democracy, the U.S. is lifting some of its economic sanctions against businesses and individuals.
Given the scale of the brutalities that were unleashed by the Cultural Revolution and the complicity of almost all Chinese in those events, China's near silence on its 50th anniversary almost makes sense.
The nation’s economy has escaped a back-to-back quarterly decline, as shown by the preliminary data for the January-March period — which has been closely watched as a possible clue to whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go ahead with the consumption tax hike in ...
Japanese companies must rethink their supply-chain strategies to make them more resilient to natural disasters.
The Kumamoto quakes show that efforts must be stepped up to improve the quake-resistance of houses, hospitals, government facilities and other structures.
A lawsuit over the U.S. H-bomb tests in the Pacific will hopefully shed light on the Japanese government's mishandling of the situation.
Japanese companies need to take more heed of their investors, while shareholders need to guide companies forward for the long term and not just worry about short-term gains.
Rodrigo Duterte's election as president of the Philippines is going to make things very interesting for China, the United States, Japan and all the other nations in the region for years to come.
Bangladesh is on course to emerge as a middle-income country by 2021 when it celebrates its 50th year of independence.
Saying Japanese culture can only be experienced by the Japanese inhibits cross-cultural exchanges and ignores the fact that Japan has borrowed liberally from other cultures.
A lawsuit by a suspended Colorado university student should be remedial education for administrators.
Hillary Clinton is more than "flawed" in the eyes of many Bernie Sanders supporters, she's a warmongering monster.
Many politicians make innaccurate statements, and most people can't be bothered to question them.
U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima will show the world how bonds of alliance and solidarity are forged and maintained.
France deserves applause for its brave effort to revive the Middle East peace process, but success will require more than courage.