The Sports Agency, due to be created in October, needs to do much more than push up Japan's medal count at the Tokyo Olympics.
A new system by which patients can request drugs and treatments not yet approved in Japan carries significant risks.
Last week I examined the logic and consequences of the “Abe Doctrine,” whereby Japan has beefed up its alliance with the United States by agreeing to expand what it is prepared to do militarily in support of U.S. global security operations. This is not ...
American law enforcement is looking to dismantle the cozy old-boy hierarchy that Seth Blatter has learned to play since he joined FIFA in 1975.
At a time when juvenile crime is decreasing, efforts to punish youthful offenders more harshly are misplaced.
Political parties, especially the ruling LDP, are taking far too long to solve the deplorable disparity in the value of votes among electoral districts.
Consumers must remember that the government does not guarantee the effects and safety of food products certified as having enhanced health-boosting properties.
Japan must seriously consider how it can fulfill its special responsibility as the sole victim of atomic bombings in the global efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate the dangers posed by nuclear weapons.
Rural flight and the rapid graying of the population is causing the number of vacant houses in Japan to soar.
Ishin no To must establish a clear identity if it is to survive and flourish following the departure of its co-founder Toru Hashimoto.
More must be done to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis, which has drawn a woefully meager response from the governments of Southeast Asia.
E-commerce giant Rakuten has managed to do what the educational system apparently can't — get Japanese people to speak English competently.
Freedom of the press is under attack in many countries around the world, including in Japan.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must discuss the potential downside of security legislation that would usher in a major shift in the nation's postwar defense posture.
The quality of the LDP's Diet members is sorely lacking, and the cause comes from the top — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan's strategy for distributing foreign aid has undergone a much-needed revamping to reflect today's realities.
Governments, regulators and market actors are starting to incorporate rules concerning sustainability into the financial system.
Why do allies sometimes pretend to believe one another's lies?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist agenda is out of synch with the values of India's youth.
Where does South Korean President Geun-hye Park's open antipathy toward Japan come from?
Rather than leave the interpretation of Article 9 to each administration, perhaps it should be revised so government policies could be placed under the potential constraints of judicial review.