The U.S. believes that it can force the Palestinians to make a deal. History suggests that it will be proven spectacularly wrong.
The hometown tax donation system should be promoted as a mechanism to enable people to support the municipalities that they really want to help.
The Russian president set a precondition Japan can't accept when he offered to negotiate a peace treaty before reaching a settlement on the Northern Territories.
Successful negotiations will require a nuanced approach that respects the sensibilities and aspirations of the Palestinian people.
A sluggish economy and shrinking population demands that Japan be more outward looking to try to shape the external environment in which its companies must compete.
Many uniquely Japanese employment practices that lie behind recruiting guidelines are changing at a dizzying pace.
Tokyo should not be swayed in its position by the surprise remark and step up the efforts to address the territorial row with Russia.
We may soon discover how well we learned the lessons of the Lehman shock.
A regional bank's unusually strong performance was propped up by dubious lending practices.
The Hokkaido quake provides more clues on how to improve our disaster preparedness.
We hope that Naomi Osaka's victory in the U.S. Women's Open championship will help Japan to better appreciate its diversity and the richness and opportunity it creates.
The Japan Times is saying goodbye to Shibaura, the district in Minato Ward, Tokyo, that has been home to our company for the past 52 years. We are moving to a new office in the Kioicho district in Chiyoda Ward — but that is ...
Myanmar's persecution of two Reuters reporters, sentencing them to seven years behind bars, is shameful. The silence of the world's governments is equally shameful.
With so much at stake, the public deserves substantive discussions between the contestants.
The strongman's approval rating is dropping as Russians worry more about their futures.
We can no longer rule out the possibility of another great depression.
A group of young Americans are suing the U.S. government for the right to have a livable planet.
Chinese territorial and maritime revisionism has made the South China Sea the world's most critical hotspot.
Despite findings linking fossil fuels to ecological damage and global warming, big oil companies kept their data secret, and then lied about it, potentially dooming the rest of us as a result.
The outcome of the race between technology and education will determine whether the opportunities presented by major innovations are seized, and whether the benefits of progress are widely shared.
"Un-intellectual" academic bureaucrats have turned students into "eggshell plaintiffs" traumatized by a multitude of "microaggressions."