The Diet testimony of Moritomo Gakuen chief Yasunori Kagoike only served to deepen suspicions about a shady deal involving the sale of government land to the Osaka school operator.
The government needs to convince a skeptical public why proposed legislation that could compromise privacy rights through increased surveillance activities is necessary.
As cities build taller, they must keep three benchmarks for livability in mind — community, resilience and sustainability.
Washington should act on behalf of Mideast Christian refugees, who are facing death and destruction at the hands of determined killers.
The government and the power industry must reconsider whether they are sufficiently assessing the risks of a nuclear power plant disaster.
Public trust in the Self-Defense Forces will be undermined if it turns out the SDF intentionally concealed its South Sudan peacekeeping records.
The results of the annual management-labor pay negotiations highlight the limitations of the Abe administration's drive to get export-led businesses to raise wages.
A bill headed for the Diet marks a significant step forward for victims of sex crimes, but heavier penalties alone will not prevent such assaults.
Scientists — and most everyone else — are justifiably excited by the discovery of several planets orbiting the ultracool dwarf star Trappist-1.
A new legal cap on overtime will hardly serve as a guarantee to stop the excessively long work hours from causing the deaths and suicides of overworked employees.
The Democratic Party's first convention since Renho took over as its chief highlighted the difficulties confronting the top opposition party.
South Korea's next leader faces several daunting challenges.
The government should clarify how the land plot in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, had been sold to Moritomo Gakuen at a fraction of its appraisal value and whether there was any political meddling in the deal between the operator and the Finance Ministry.
More than 20 million people in four countries in Africa and the Middle East are at risk of starving to death.
The nationalist populist parties of today can't achieve global success unless they form a common agenda that is less grounded in local values than in a common ideology.
The $500 million bill that Uncle Sam has come knocking for is a pittance compared to the destruction the U.S. wreaked on Cambodia by incessant B-52 bombing during the Vietnam War.
Theresa May's vision for post-Brexit Britain is 50 years too late in its official articulation, and 150-200 years too late in having the means of accomplishment.
The notion of moral hazard could help Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull navigate his way through policy choices.
Opportunities to align economic development with the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions are rare. Yet that is what reforestation offers.
Abe advocates freedom and openness while abroad, but at home he does not hesitate to reverse the accomplishments of postwar democracy.
All bets may be off if Trump labels Tokyo a currency manipulator, a move that may force Abe's hand on reform.