How a simple bacterium traveled across time and space to become Japan's latest food fad.
In many respects, Japan’s constitutional debate is a microcosm of Asia’s international order, relfecting a basic mode of operation now past it use-by date.
Shinzo Abe may have kickstarted the debate on constitutional change with high hopes for success. But the outcome in 2020 is anything but certain.
Here's how we can make families work better for women in the 21st century.
North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
Fingers on buzzers.
There's nowhere quite like Japan – or at least, that's how the Japanese government tells it.
South Korea must seek to strike a balance in its respective strategic and economic relationships.
Beyond her own personal humiliation, the ramifications of Park’s fall are already reverberating from domestic South Korean politics into the fraught geopolitics of Northeast Asia.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent trip to Asia offers some insights into how the Trump administration might deal with China.
Uncertainty persists about what "America First" will mean for US-Asia policy, and the Secretary of State's recent tour of the region leaves us none the wiser.
Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.
Hosting a military base is difficult in the best of circumstances, but some bases are more dangerous than others.
Nuclear power was a cornerstone of Japan's energy strategy for decades, until the Fukushima disaster. The current government wants to keep some nuclear reactors open, but has lost public support.
The four scenarios in the WEF's 2017 food report paint a bleak picture. But there are better ways.
In Japanese popular culture, new trends come and go. But the Japanese have toyed with gender norms for generations.
Japanese tattoos have been popular in the UK since King George V. But things are different in Japan.
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Children end up caught in the political crossfire.
The Trump administration may do well to make a friend of the federal bureaucracy it's so intent on gutting, according to an expert who studies the role of civil servants in government.