The Japanese government must seriously consider what diplomatic efforts it can make on the issue of nuclear non-proliferation.
Lawmakers should confirm the importance of civilian control of the SDF and pursue ways to strengthen the system rather than to undermine it.
Still think the United States is governed by decent people? Think again.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is "determined to make Japan a country where opportunities for women abound, and glass ceilings are a thing of the past."
For far too many children, social media serves as a gateway to becoming a crime victim.
As tattoos grow in popularity as a fashion statement, some bathing facilities are starting to ease their ban against them.
Security legislation prepared by the Abe administration does not dispel concerns that the SDF's overseas missions could be expanded without limits.
Business opportunities for banks are set to expand under planned deregulation.
To ensure the effectiveness of its plans to beef up the measures against volcanic eruptions, the government needs to quickly launch efforts to increase the number of people with expertise in this field
If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe truly endorses the thinking behind his predecessors' war-anniversary statements, he should not hesitate to repeat their words.
TV broadcasters should not cower in the face of the LDP's pressure and interference in their activities.
Countries the world over should take the spirit of the Bandung declaration seriously and apply it to today's international situation.
The Abe adminstration must take Okinawa's popular will seriously and find a solution to the standoff over the relocation of Air Station Futenma.
A new welfare system that begins this month should not be used as an excuse to deny livelihood assistance to those who need it.
All political leaders manipulate history, but the decision by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to shift the 100th anniversary commemoration of the allied landings at Gallipoli forward 24 hours to April 24 — the same day as the anniversary of the Armenian genocide ...
What are Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark and Norway doing that make them the world's happiest countries?
Japan's 3.3 million rice growers, who together comprise only 2.5 percent of the population, now seem to be the biggest obstacle preventing Japan from completing one of history's biggest trade deals.
Hillary Clinton should come out against the TPP trade agreement to protect herself politically, and then hope it passes.
Besides serving as the linchpin of China's India-containment strategy, Pakistan is now its launch pad for playing a bigger role in the Indian Ocean and Mideast.
Does Hillary Clinton's determination to become president stem from a desire to show what an unblemished Clinton administration would look like?
Healthy soils are crucial to human nutrition, but erosion and contamination are placing them under severe stress.