Japan is already in the midst of one delicate constitutional debate – and now it's been confronted with another.
Two of East Asia's biggest powers are still technically at war and deadlocked over contested territories. Now one of them wants to be friends.
Business Briefing: Abenomics fails to address Japan’s true woes.
The Japanese government needs to improve job security and address income inequality as "Abenomics" fails to deliver.
How do you choose local produce when buying fish, which is caught in vast oceans by a globalised industry? Answer: with great difficulty.
The Cambridge-based chip designer offers a useful blueprint for others.
SoftBank's US$32 billion deal for the Cambridge company makes use of the weak pound and may presage more to come.
It's important to interrogate the key factors that pushed countries from Third World to First World status in the 20th century. Asia's experiences hold many lessons for Africa.
Edo, which gave rise to Tokyo, was also the world's largest city three centuries ago. Facing ecological collapse, Edo developed a culture and practices that supported sustainable living.
It is time to jettison the vague notion of African time. And for Africa to clean up its act.
Speaking at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Barack Obama sounded a hopeful note – but both the US and Japan still fall short.
We've been examining the ins and outs of TPP and the rise of the anti-trade right for months. Here's a roundup of some of our coverage.
As the tension in the East China Sea continues to mount, Japan's militaristic conservatives are putting their country on an aggressive footing.
Some are calling on the president to issue an apology when he visits Hiroshima. But an East Asia expert says his visit will focus on remembrance, and explains why that is enough.
The G7's limited membership of like-minded countries gives it significant power to bring about meaningful economic growth.
Two prominent MIT physicists ask whether for nuclear weapons, less is more
Beneath the usual pomp and circumstance of Obama's weeklong visit to Asia lies a clear message for aggressors in the region. An East Asia expert from UC Berkeley reads between the lines.
Sino-Japanese rivalry might well come to dominate this year's G7 and G20.
There are days when you just want to think about buttercups and Jamie Vardy.
The decision on who would build Australia’s next generation of submarines carried just as much anticipation in Japan as it did in Australia.
The Conversation’s experts respond to key aspects of the announcement that French company DCNS will be build Australia's next fleet of submarines.