Japan and the Ability to Strike Enemy Bases
If Japan has developed capabilities to attack enemy bases, the incentive for North Korea to hit Japan before Japan hits it would be even greater.
Aung San Suu Kyi Marks Her First Year in Power
Aung San Suu Kyi's first year has not been easy as she continues to face a range of difficulties and admits that reforms have been slower than expected.
Arrest in China Unnerves Australia
China's detention of a Sydney professor spotlights its questionable record when it comes to respect for academic freedom and human rights, and casts a shadow over Sino-Australian relations.
Japanese SDF Peacekeepers’ Logs Fiasco
The Japanese government should disclose relevant details of Japanese peacekeeping forces' activities in South Sudan to keep the public trust in its operation.
What Abe’s LDP Dominance Portends
A lack of any significant rivalry to Abe seems to reflect the dearth of viable next-generation leaders — a problem that could haunt the party in coming years
China's Heavy Hand in Xinjiang
China is right to worry about the dangers of Islamic extremism in its western provinces, but it must also recognize that this threat is a result of Beijing’s own policies.
Japan on the 70th Anniversary of ‘228 Incident’ in Taiwan
During the memorial event held Tuesday in Taipei on the 70th anniversary of the uprising, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said her government will take steps to identify where the responsibility for the incident lies.
Problems with Japan's New Ambitious Education Curriculum Guidelines
The ambitious draft clearly seeks both higher quality and greater quantity in lower education. But it leaves a question of whether school officials and teachers can manage classes as envisaged by the draft.
Problems with Retired Japanese Officials Seeking Jobs
Japan faces problems with government officials seeking to secure post-retirement job opportunities with businesses and organizations that want to build and maintain connections with the bureaucracy that oversees their industries.