Politics & Economy

World leaders at the Ise-Shima G7 summit expressed concern over China's maritime activities.

Brexit casts shadow on global order

TOKYO -- The U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union will likely impact the international order revolving around the Group of Seven major industrialized nations, an unwelcome development in the face of Chinese and Russian saber-rattling."Looking at t...

Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima

Commentary: Tomohiko Taniguchi -- Why even no apology was welcome in Hiroshima

Amidst the orange hue of a setting sun, President Obama solemnly declared: "That is why we...

G-7 leaders meet in Ise-Shima

G-7 summit: Snapshots from Ise-Shima

ISE-SHIMA, Japan -- Leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies ended a two-day summi...

Taiwan's transition: Challenge ahead for President Tsai

Taiwan inaugurates new president -- join the conversation on Facebook

Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen was inaugurated Friday. Recession and the faltering of...

Duterte's Philippines

Duterte declares war on poverty, traffic

DAVAO, Philippines -- The incoming government of Rodrigo Duterte plans to cut pervasive po...

Pyongyang provocation

Japan sees higher-flying North Korean missile as threat

TOKYO -- The medium-range missile tested by North Korea on Wednesday could strike Japan fr...