Japan has to bring about a change in the national psyche about women and work.
China and Japan wage a charm offensive to win access to Africa’s resources.
Could a financial shock lead the way to a peaceful solution?
Japan is simply squandering an opportunity to break new ground after Fukushima.
An inward-looking culture must embrace the Olympic spirit of performance and openness to reinvent itself.
Can East Asia move past 19th century-style territorial disputes over small islands?
Should the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco be seen as an opportunity to rethink Asia’s overemphasis on hierarchy?
Japan has a problem of overrepresentation of rural voters in their political system, as does the United States. Is Japan making progress?
Who is more fundamentally opposed to real reforms, Japanese politicians, Japanese voters — or both?
What does Japan’s monarchy’s need of a male heir say about gender equality?