Fearing absorption by the South, Kim Jong Un may have used the name "Republic of Korea" to reinforce the idea of a permanently divided Korea.
China says its ban on Japanese seafood is about Fukushima Daiichi, but facts say it's economic coercion. Japan's strategic response should include these points.
Like a ticking time bomb, even a relatively small explosion within the huge Chinese financial world could lead to a large-scale financial crisis.
The Bank of Japan will allow 10-year bond yields to rise as high as 1%. But it risks impeding Japan's economic recovery unless it contains speculative...
It is common practice for foreign dignitaries to visit a host country's national cemetery. So why can't Japanese politicians pay respects at Yasukuni Shrine?
Timing is everything in diplomacy. To reclaim the Northern Territories, Japan must be ready for all scenarios, including the possibility of Putin's downfall.
Xi's economic policy is at a dead end as China sinks under deflationary pressure. But it won't regain foreign capital unless Xi mends relations with the...
An anti-espionage law is crucial to halt cases like AIST where Japanese universities invest taxpayer funds in research that in the end benefits China.
Flight recorder data from the doomed helicopter, along with information from similar incidents, is helpful when assessing what could have caused the crash.
The G7 Hiroshima summit has been touted as a success. But Japan still only supplies non-lethal weapons to Ukraine and its defense spending falls short.
Poor guidance and draconian sanctions can lower morale at nuclear power plants. This, in turn, can have a negative impact on performance.
There is nothing wrong with Japan becoming a military power if by that term we mean a "true defensive power that won't tolerate aggression by other...