Local governments need to come up with innovative measures that can draw people and business activities to their areas in order to create a virtuous cycle that pushes up land prices and sustains their tax revenue.
The U.S. president's announcement last week endorsing Israel's claim to the Golan Heights is another contribution to the erosion of international law.
The outside world should not cave in to Beijing's pressure to turn a blind eye.
Democrats, the news media and the national security state have a lot to answer for.
The perpetrators of atrocities want to cause mayhem and kill, but they also seek fame and notoriety. They must be denied that spotlight.
The government can and should do more to prevent disasters from killing people who survive the initial danger.
Add local politics to the host of challenges confronting many of Japan's regions.
Instead of simply offering free preschool education and day care services, the government needs to take further steps to make sure that the services are available to all families that need them.
China's top leader will face his first real test as a leader as the country confronts powerful headwinds.
Relief measures for the victims of forced sterilization should be promptly taken; their plight had already been left unattended for too long.
We must all stand with New Zealand, and against the ignorant hatred that motivated last week's attacks.
Urgent steps must be taken against piracy websites, but caution is also needed in introducing broad regulations that could have various side effects on internet activities.
Given the certainty of devastating quakes hitting Japan, we must do everything we can to be better prepared.
British lawmakers seem to think they hold all the cards in this situation and the EU will meekly acquiesce to whatever they want. They're wrong.
Labor system reforms have the potential to pave the way for greater roles for elderly workers in the workforce.
It will instead be about a post-Trump future.
The intervention by the speaker of the British House of Commons highlights the importance of a 643-year-old institution.
America's endless political battle over Russiagate is eclipsing other important national and international matters.
Look for Kim to play the Russia card to ratchet up pressure on U.S. and South Korea.
Plenty of hard work still lies ahead for the military-backed Palang Pracharath Party.
The summary of the Mueller report shows the president's campaign didn't close the loop as Russians tried to manipulate the election.