The recent changes to the Upper House districts fall far short of addressing in a meaningful way the disparity in vote values.
China's leaders need to push structural reform that will let markets play their due roles in the economy.
Will Japan be dragged down by egocentric anti-intellectualism and suspension of judgment, or will a new civic culture turn the nation into a more mature democracy?
The Foreign Ministry says Japan's ambitious goals signal its determination to lead the way for the reduction of emissions globally.
The emphasis on Japan's national interests in aid policy raises doubts if the nation can make meaningful contributions to eradicating poverty in the recipient countries.
How much more damage will Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza inflict on his long-suffering nation?
Ankara's reluctance to join the fight against Islamic State ended last week after the militant group targeted Turkey in two attacks.
By highlighting the threat posed by China, the government appears to be using the white paper to drum up public support for the Abe administration's controversial security legislation.
The government is making welcome moves to regulate the operation of drones, but authorities must take care not to stifle the burgeoning technology.
The Upper House must address the questions and doubts raised in the Lower House's deliberations on the government's security legislation.
It remains to be seen if the exit of Toshiba's top executives will change the corporate culture that produced the massive accounting scandal.
When bullied students suggest they are contemplating suicide, schools must take their words seriously and intervene immediately.
The late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata changed his industry and he changed reality, both virtual and real.
As tensions rise between NATO and Russia, both sides would do well to remember and follow the spirit of the Helsinki Accords.
While Japan's rule over Taiwan and the Korean Peninsula may have brought some benefits, colonization is never altruistic.
With the passage of the Trade Promotion Authority Act, the U.S. will become increasingly self-centered in pursuit of its national interests in international trade negotiations, including the TPP.
The roller-coaster ride of China's stock market is far from over.
If the most important goal is to teach Japanese students how to speak the kind of everyday English used in the corporate world, then it's imperative that teachers provide them with frequent practice doing precisely that.
Japan's Self-Defense Forces are drawing up a plan that would eventually turn the planned Henoko base in Okinawa into an SDF facility.
Last Friday Turkey joined the war against Islamic State, but it's still playing a double game in Syria.
The war on Islamic State and other extremist groups cannot possibly be won as long as corrupt, violent regimes remain the only alternative to radicalization and extremism.