Companies are making good progress in complying with the Tokyo Stock Exchange's corporate governance principles, but the proof will be in the pudding.
Recognition for the Japanese team that created element 113, which they have named nihonium, should remind the government and private sector of the importance of basic scientific research.
Regardless of the Brexit referendum in Britain, the European Union is in serious trouble.
U.S. President Barack Obama would like to phase out the agreement that allows Israel to spend 26 percent of U.S. annual aid at home.
Putting someone to death for crimes committed while they are a minor is a very serious business, one that deserves a great deal more study.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeatedly emphasizes that economy is the foremost issue in the campaign for the July 10 Upper House election — urging voters to choose whether to endorse his bid to go on with Abenomics or return to what he calls “those ...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe keeps trumpeting his economic policies. It's time for voters to give him their report card.
The decision to ban the Russian track and field team from the Olympics was correct. Now it's up to Russia to prove beyond all doubt that it understands the stakes and will adjust its behavior accordingly.
While we must not excuse individuals from vile actions, we cannot at the same time ignore the environment in which these acts take place.
Efforts by the private sector to rectify wartime forced labor would certainly contribute to reconciliation between the people of Japan and those in neighboring countries.
The ruling and opposition parties must follow through on their promises to increase university scholarships and prevent more students from having to take out crippling loans.
Despite some efforts by Democratic lawmakers, if the past is any precedent the massacre in Florida will have no effect on U.S. gun control laws.
An increasing number of elderly people are living in poverty.
The Tokyo governor's resignation may be convenient for the ruling parties, but they still must get to work on closing the loophole in the Political Funds Control Law that led to the scandal.
Palestinians are turning to the Salat Al-Istisqa, or the "Prayer for Rain," more than ever as Israel curtails the water supply.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is doing it again: campaigning on Abenomics while distracting voters’ attention away from his real agenda. When he got elected in 2012, Abe ran on Abenomics and kept his revisionist political and historical agenda under wraps, knowing that it does ...
In most walks of life, if what you're doing isn't working, you should try something else. In central banking, however, the strategy has been to do more of what isn't working.
The numbers make it clear: America has a gun problem.
In this time of fear, people are willing to give up their power to the strongman. But the forces they are seeking protection from are far beyond the abilities of one person to control.
Some politically neutral economists have looked at Donald Trump's economic policies. What they found should scare the daylights out of you.
It was a major failure by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when Australia decided to buy its new submarines from France.