Before going to the polls on Sunday, voters should make a sober assessment of the government's approach to the North Korea problem and the policies advocated by the other partys.
The new director general of UNESCO should strive to restore its focus on nonpolitical issues, such as protection of World Heritage sites.
The days of U.S. economic supremacy are over.
In a water-stressed Asia, taming China's hegemonic ambition is now the biggest strategic challenge.
Before casting their ballots, voters should review the nearly five years of Abenomics and what changes it brought to the economy and their lives.
U.S. President Donald Trump's decision last week to decertify the Iran nuclear deal undercuts American power and influence in the world.
If there is room for abuse, discussions are needed on whether the prime minister's power to dissolve the Lower House should be restricted.
Tokyo has set a good example for the rest of Japan with its by-law to protect kids from secondhand smoke.
Lawmakers need to come to grips with the lessons from the 2011 accident and the government's responsibility for the safety of nuclear power.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's high-handed governing style has made India's economic missteps even worse.
The award of the Nobel Peace Prize last week to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is a victory for the dreamers.
Voters should see through recent dramatic events and identify what each party stands for in substance so they can make a rational decision.
Given its scathing criticism of Tepco as late as June, the NRA's recent green light for the restart of two idled Tepco reactors in Niigata raises questions.
Two decades have passed since the Organ Transplant Law took force, yet Japan carries out far fewer transplant operations than many other countries.
Compelling economic and geopolitical factors are drawing Japan and India closer.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's unusual election call was designed to head off Diet questioning that could have put him in serious trouble.
The Kobe Steel scandal offers insights into why more Japanese households aren't feeling the benefits of today's 2.5 percent growth.
It's time to build a wall — and, in doing so, prevent an estimated 600,000 "dreamers" from being deported.
Pyongyang views NATO's willingness to use force in Kosovo just four years after Washington signed the Dayton Agreement with Milosevic in 1995 as proof that U.S. public statements on the use of force should not be taken at face value.
If Sebastian Kurz fails to control the scary forces bubbling under the Freedom Party's surface, both Austria and the EU will regret that he got his chance to run a nation as early as he did.
Shelving the 2015 nuclear deal would not only heighten regional tensions; it would also embolden the Iranian hardliners that the U.S. has been seeking to contain.