The world is facing a set of unprecedented crises and the world body is distracted by geopolitical rivalries and a growing tendency of governments to go it alone.
Suga’s career has been marked by hard work. He knows how to maneuver in a bureaucracy. But those efforts, until now, have been in the service of someone else’s agenda.
With social distancing now part of everyday life, simple actions like shaking hands may be consigned to history.
Teachers climb the ranks regardless of student results, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that in both national tests and international lists, scores are grim.
Moscow must be punished for its actions and Putin stripped of the delusion that he is untouchable.
Nationalist leaders, the general antagonistic public, military confrontations and nuclear-armed neighbors: This is as dangerous a combination as can be imagined.
For someone who has held the top office so long, his accomplishments don't amount to a lot.
Shackled by an outdated system, Japan's national bureaucrats are working dangerously long hours.
It's time to shift gears in the effort to restructure the nation's energy landscape.
While the disposal of the spent nuclear fuel is big challenge that must be tackled, it should not stop the government and the power industry from rethinking the costly fuel cycle program.
How many years must we wait until Japan becomes an ordinary country?
The pandemic's financial toll on hospitals and clinics has been staggering.
Measures are needed to ensure the protection of the people who are at greatest risk.
Political leaders need to hammer out measures to tackle pressing issues, and voters must realize that they have the power to change the course of Japan.
Aggression and expansionism obviously are not genetic traits, but they appear to be defining Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tenure.
For every American, a courtroom should be a level playing field, with the law blind to the "identity, power, and resources of the litigants." This is not the reality.
A re-elected Trump will likely double-down on his “America first” policy, further eroding the rules-based order countries like Canada and Japan depend on for stability.
For liberal court watchers, the situation is dire. But it is not yet time to write off the Supreme Court.
The U.N. and the belief in global solidarity that it embodies have never been more essential as the world finds itself in turmoil amid a virus pandemic and a recession.
If Asia — and in particular China, which accounts for about half the world’s coal consumption — can’t break the habit, devastating climate change will be unavoidable.
The main strength of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative for the Palestinians was that it could be presented as an Arab consensus. That is now broken, giving them no leverage.