The Japan-U.S. economic dialogue should focus on constructive discussions, not minor trade discrepancies.
The government should not abrogate its responsibility and leave it to the courts to resolve the Isahaya Bay dispute.
The government is caught in a trap of its own making — how does it stay in the business of selling tobacco while promoting public health?
U.S. police are on the front lines of a Sisyphean struggle.
Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to strengthen her hand domestically as she enters into difficult Brexit negotiations.
The West must now prepare for an even more contested relationship with Turkey.
A pre-emptive strike would not destroy all enemy missiles, meaning Japan would then face fierce retaliation.
As the benefits of casinos were played up, their potential social cost was never seriously taken up in Diet discussions, including whether casinos would exacerbate gambling addiction and how that could be prevented.
Close coordination among Japan, South Korea and the U.S. is essential to rolling back the North Korean threat.
The Kumamoto quakes underlined the difficulties that municipalities face in dealing with major disasters like major earthquakes.
The government needs to focus better on upcoming demographics-related problems.
Unless Toshiba identifies and addresses the root causes of its management woes, its future may not be guaranteed even if it survives the current crisis.
Abolition of a seed law could have a major impact on Japan's agriculture in ways that affect food security.
Myanmar's defacto leader continues to face daunting challenges.
Lee Yong-soo's is a poignant saga of abduction from her village at age 16 and ending up on an air base in Taiwan, where she was beaten and tortured until she succumbed.
The German economy is going great guns thanks to high exports and strong unions.
The murder of Mashal Khan is the latest tragedy connected to blasphemy accusations in Pakistan. His death won't be the last.
A person's definition of terrorism usually depends on what side of the fence they're on.
Theresa May's present small majority of 17 seats in the House of Commons leaves her dangerously vulnerable to challenges from both sides of the Brexit equation.
Evolving technologies and genetic engineering may open the door to new dangers.
Japan's vulnerability to an attack by multiple North Korean missiles is leading the government to consider developing a preemptive strike capability.