Politics & Economy

Japan, U.S. revise defense guidelines, eye expanded SDF roles

NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Japan and the United States revised their defense cooperation guidelines Monday, enabling Japanese troops to come to the aid of U.S. and other allied forces in collective self-defense and renewing the U.S. commitment to Japan's ma...

Economeister

Min Lan Tan and Toru Ibayashi: Japan's 'shareholder revolution' expected to promote buybacks

Japanese companies are among the world's greatest hoarders. The average listed company hol...

Geopolitico

Sam Roggeveen: New US defense chief highlights uneasy military balance in Asia-Pacific

The new U.S. secretary of defense has given an unmistakable message to Beijing -- Washingt...

Abenomics

Leading Japan: Will Abe's golden age last four more years?

TOKYO -- Excitement electrified the Dec. 14 night air at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party...

Thai Turmoil

All the generals' men -- and two women: Thailand's new interim cabinet

BANGKOK -- Thailand's military leaders put another crucial element of their interim admini...

Changing India

Modi's military push: 'Make-in-India' embraces arms production

TOKYO -- India is now rushing to produce armaments at home under the banner, "Make in Indi...