A bittersweet two decades for Hong Kong

While Chinese are immensely proud of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, there is no missing the widespread disappointment among Chinese and native Hong Kong residents as they assess the ...

Jun 22, 2017

Feasibility of Koike's Tsukiji market decision

Yuriko Koike's plan to relocate the capital's Tsukiji wholesale market to the new site in the Toyosu waterfront area — while also redeveloping the Tsukiji site in five years without selling it off as scheduled— seems to raise more questions than answer

Jun 20, 2017

Fiery indictment of U.K. inequality

The tragedy at Grenfell Tower, the worst such disaster in British history, demands a reassessment of the attention given to the poorest and most vulnerable in British society — and a similar reckoning by other governments.

Jun 18, 2017

Another radiation exposure accident

A radiation exposure accident in Oarai, Ibaraki, highlights once again the lack of safety consciousness on the part of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and its predecessor.

Jun 14, 2017

Qatar, cut off

The rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar reflects a struggle for power and influence in the Persian Gulf region.