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.
During the coronavirus pandemic, sizeable demonstrations have taken place in Belarus, Germany and the United States.
The age of the two economic superpowers, which have been engaged in a tit-for-tat trade war, could be over.
Shackled by an outdated system, Japan's national bureaucrats are working dangerously long hours.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.
People who were forcibly sterilized deserve just compensation.
The COVID-19 crisis should prompt renewed action to address the overconcentration of people and business in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Despite her stunning victory in the 2016 race and subsequent aggressive political gambits, the Tokyo governor's achievements are not very impressive.
In the 75 years since the U.N. charter was signed, the world has changed.
Asian democracies will have to hope that Japan continues down the path Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out.
The progressive case for voting third party or boycotting the election
With the United States and China facing issues over lack of action and trust, Japan needs to step up to make itself heard on the world stage.
Twenty-five years ago, on Sept. 4, 1995, a 12-year-old girl was abducted, beaten and raped in the village of Kin, Okinawa Prefecture, by three U.S. servicemen — two marines and a naval medic.
Under his diplomatic doctrine, Abe dramatically improved relations with the United States while outstanding issues with Russia and North Korea remained unsolved.
In the absence of shared global norms on how data flows should be governed, domestic policymakers everywhere are developing their own "patches” to regulate data and protect national security and their citizens’ privacy.