For far too many children, social media serves as a gateway to becoming a crime victim.
As tattoos grow in popularity as a fashion statement, some bathing facilities are starting to ease their ban against them.
This past week, Beijing announced that it was considering a ban on infant milk formula advertising in hopes of changing the country's dire nursing statistics.
Just as we demand that our governments address risks associated with terrorism or epidemics, we should put concerted pressure on them to act now to preserve our natural environment and curb climate change.
Security legislation prepared by the Abe administration does not dispel concerns that the SDF's overseas missions could be expanded without limits.
Business opportunities for banks are set to expand under planned deregulation.
To ensure the effectiveness of its plans to beef up the measures against volcanic eruptions, the government needs to quickly launch efforts to increase the number of people with expertise in this field
If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe truly endorses the thinking behind his predecessors' war-anniversary statements, he should not hesitate to repeat their words.
TV broadcasters should not cower in the face of the LDP's pressure and interference in their activities.
Countries the world over should take the spirit of the Bandung declaration seriously and apply it to today's international situation.
The Abe adminstration must take Okinawa's popular will seriously and find a solution to the standoff over the relocation of Air Station Futenma.
A new welfare system that begins this month should not be used as an excuse to deny livelihood assistance to those who need it.
A resurgent Barack Obama is defying the conventional wisdom that holds the power and influence of the U.S. president begins to diminish almost from the date of his second inauguration.
Beijing should stop dismissing the Dalai Lama as a separatist and instead resume dialogue to help ensure Tibet's long-term stability.
The best symbol of German atonement for World War II is Chancellor Angela Merkel's relentless efforts to negotiate compromises in conflicts others want to resolve by force.
The British election in May could produce dramatic outcomes in trans-Atlantic and trans-channel relations.
In honoring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with an address to Congress, the U.S. is really honoring the values and vision that both countries share.
There is no reason to believe so far that the Houthi rebels have anything other than Yemen's peaceful survival in mind.
Russia's economic performance is leading some forecasters to be a bit more optimistic about the depth of its recession.
The renewed friendly relations between Thailand and Russia must be analyzed in the context of the turbulence in Thai domestic politics.
The Chinese government is using every tool it has to keep its long growth run going.