Prime Minister Abe must explain what benefits his latest initiative — human resources development — will bring people and at what cost.
The education ministry should make public the discussions its panel held on Kake Gakuen's plan to open a new veterinary science school.
A shoo-in a few months ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plunge in popularity imperils his re-election to a third term as LDP president in September 2018, fueling speculation about when he will go and who will replace him. That said, it's still too soon ...
Asia's newest country has what it takes to be a cooperative and responsible member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Regional banks pursuing mergers to ensure their survival should also scrutinize their operations to find areas where they can improve their performances.
If the situation between India and Pakistan were not so tragic, it would be absurd. There is far more that unites the two countries than divides them.
Without wages hikes it will be difficult to turn the economy's continuing uptrend into sustained growth.
There is little to celebrate a decade after the global financial crisis.
A series of scandals has exposed the inadequacies of a guideline that governs the management of official documents by government ministries and agencies.
The Chinese government should respect the will of Taiwan's voters on the unification issue.
Opposition parties are once again in realignment mode but it remains to be seen whether they can put together a force capable of defeating the LDP.
The government is touting the economic benefits of opening casinos in Japan, but they may be overblown.
The Abe administration should not seek to amend the Constitution just because political circumstances make it possible.
After 16 years of bloody fighting, there is no indication that Washington has a better sense of how to address the festering conflict in Afghanistan.
U.S. President Donald Trump's disastrous mishandling of the Charlottesville white supremacist rally raises questions yet again about his political beliefs and values.
Currently 22 percent of South Korea's energy needs, and 14 percent of Taiwan's, are met by nuclear — those ratios are now set to drop dramatically.
Japan and South Korea have managed to live for years with the reality of vulnerability to North Korea's nukes. There is no reason why the U.S. cannot learn to do the same.
A shift from long hours to efficient, goal-oriented work is exactly the right medicine for white-collar Japan
The India-Pakistan border is a 70-year-old scar that will not heal.
As world leaders grapple with the environmental effects of climate change, they also need to confront the direct threat that it poses to global security.
It's time to overthrow the millions of little Hitlers who think that issuing a paycheck turns their employees into slaves subject to thought control.