Politics & Economy

Indonesia drops high-speed train project, eyes medium-speed rail

JAKARTA (Kyodo) -- After heated discussions to pick who would be the winner -- Japan or China -- of the contract to build Indonesia's first high-speed rail link, Indonesia decided Thursday to drop the project and is now eyeing a medium-speed train se...

Economeister

Motoshige Itoh: China's financial crisis hinges on 'good equilibrium'

The severity of financial crises depends on the presence of "good equilibrium," with a cal...

Geopolitico

Arthur Herman: Apologizing is not a job for Japan alone

In the 70 years since World War II, China has racked up a lengthy list of things to atone ...

Perspectives

David I. Steinberg: Myanmar politics must get impersonal

Myanmar needs a governance system based on institutions, not personalities, argues David I...

The Future of Asia 2014

Thai instability to impact region: Asean chief

TOKYO -- Le Luong Minh, the secretary general of Asean, said Friday that events unfolding ...