If the government wants elderly people to remain in the workforce longer, it must remove obstacles that stand in their way.
The Japanese government, like its counterparts elsewhere, must do more to stay on top of shifting global security challenges.
The government needs to recognize the difference with other countries in its seriousness toward economic reforms and take much deeper steps.
Even the hardiest astronaut can't compete with robot labor, but there's a silver lining.
The LDP's proposed electoral system amendment won't solve the vote-value disparity problem and may conflict with the Constitution's Article 43.
In his second stint, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda will face as many challenges as in his first term.
Japan should step up efforts to ensure that new South African President Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds as he tries to reorient his country and overcome the legacy of the Zuma interregnum.
Despite the promises of Brexit supporters that exit would benefit Britons, evidence is mounting that it will instead leave them much worse off.
A package of work-style reforms, which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says is at the top of his agenda for this legislative session, will soon be on the way to the Diet for deliberations.
If dialogue takes place between Washington and Pyongyang, it should place priority on getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.
Japan's GDP continues on a growth path, put that doesn't mean all is rosy with the economy.
The LDP factions and their leaders should make their policy positions clear as they prepare for the party's presidential race.
The Maldives' location has elevated a domestic crisis into a geopolitical problem.
Businesses should stop viewing irregular workers as disposable assets.
The line between the use of conventional and nuclear weapons is growing dangerously thin.
The crisis in Maldives is a defining moment for New Delhi as China encroaches on its traditional sphere of influence.
Excessive spending on missile defense could be detrimental to other defense programs, leading to a weakening of the nation's overall defense capabilities.
Beijing is tightening the screws on poliical dissent, and Americans are growing more uneasy about the nature of Chinese influence abroad.
The government is putting the cart before the horse by testing students' ability to think critically without first changing how they are taught.
Most of the players in Syria don't even have a serious strategy, much less a clue about what they want as a final outcome.
Masayoshi Amamiya could provide Japan's central bank with much-needed room to maneuver.