A decision by the internal affairs ministry raises questions from the viewpoint of local autonomy and the decentralization of administrative powers.
Efforts to move power lines underground — an important way to reduce the impact of natural disasters — are moving far too slow.
What worked in the past may not work in the present, and tactics to rein in one country could prove disastrous if pursued with others.
An undisciplined U.S. president and weakened advisers are a recipe for disaster.
Can the automaker's new leaders reverse its flagging fortunes?
The awarding of the Nobel Prize in chemistry to Akira Yoshino provides us with an opportunity to see whether Japanese firms and universities are investing enough resources in innovative research that has the potential to radically change our lives for the better.
As the NBA has just learned, China is quick to punish businesses that cross it.
A third party should investigate the KEPCO scandal to determine if there was collusion.
While Japan continues to demand implementation of the Singapore declaration, there is concern that Trump cares only about North Korea's ability to threaten the U.S. homeland.
Medical expenses continue to balloon as the elderly population keeps growing, and reform of the medical service system is unavoidable to curb the incease in costs.
Too many foreign children are missing out on school in Japan, and the problem is only going to get worse as more immigrants enter the country.
This is largely a domestic drama, but one with unmistakable implications for the region.
The Japan-EU partnership continues to assume greater signficance.
By canceling an art festival subsidy, the government sent the wrong message that threats and pressure can be an effective weapon to censor freedom of expression.
There can be a hidden downside to frightening the public.
Kicking the can down the road on social security reform should not be a policy option.
The old DNC cabal is more interested in getting rid of the progressives in their own party than in defeating Trump.
In July, Japan tightened its control of exports of certain materials for semiconductor production to South Korea. On Aug. 28, the government took further action and removed South Korea from its whitelist of nations granted preferential trade procedure. South Korea responded to these actions by ...
Once willing to let others take the lead in foreign policy and defense, Japan is now employing a comprehensive security strategy.
The Battle of Okinawa really started on Oct. 10, 1944, with the bombing of Naha and other locations in the Nansei Islands.
Trump must disabuse the North Koreans of the notion that they can get a better deal from him if they refuse to engage seriously with his team.