National security strictly defined should drive government action, not a desire to protect domestic companies.
A strong stock market is good for Japan, but more important is the health of the overall economy. That remains in doubt.
In one clumsy strike, Facebook unified the entire Australian political spectrum, alienated its users and underlined just why tech giants require enforceable regulation.
Does Twitter deserve the benefit of the doubt? They may see something to cheer but, at least for now, I don’t.
The country has been embarrassed again by an antediluvian politician, with media at home and abroad condemning Mori’s remarks and the mindset it represents.
During the darkest days of Myanmar's military junta, Tokyo governments worried that isolating Myanmar would push it into China’s sphere of influence.
If the Biden administration gets the big picture — “the larger context of its foreign policy” — right, then differences with allies will be manageable.
Biden has promised an aggressive and activist agenda for his first ten days, with actions of both domestic and international import; his priority is attending to his nation’s ills.
Brian Urquhart was the quintessential international civil servant — determined and unflappable — whose vision remained fixed on the big picture.
The United States will survive this moment, but it will be wounded. We must recognize that even America, a bastion of democracy, can be undermined, and seduced by an autocrat.
Only by working together — as citizens and residents, politicians and medical health professionals — can we defeat COVID-19 and make 2021 the year of recovery and hope.
Vogel’s passing leaves a great void and his death — like his life — should occasion reflection and action in Japan to honor and continue his efforts.
Researchers found that people who participated in the government's Go To Travel campaign were as much as twice as likely to have COVID-19 symptoms than those who did not.
Science now allows us to pluck pieces of our history from asteroids as they whiz by.
Yoshiro Mori reportedly decided to resign immediately after the remarks. It was the secretariat of the organizing committee who strongly pleaded with him to stay in his position.
Since the Abe administration, Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) vision continues to evolve as conditions demand but at its core it stresses the pursuit of a rules-based order in the region, including the maritime security domain. It also aims to contribute to the ...
Trade deals, like peace agreements, aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on without good faith vested in their implementation. Just weeks after the Brexit trade agreement entered into force, intentions over the part of the deal that applies to Northern Ireland have been called into ...
The pipeline across the Baltic has pitted the United States and the European Union against Germany, and a swelling chorus of domestic critics against German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Europe no longer has any illusions that Russia is on a trajectory toward liberal democracy that could be accelerated through engagement.
The case for maintaining a small yet strong military presence in Afghanistan is sound, if not popular.
After the one-year respite caused by COVID-19, carbon emissions will be staying stubbornly high, just as they were before the pandemic pushed down world energy demand for a while.