Japan's diplomatic ability to stabilise the international order will be tested more than ever before. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has to tackle various issues with a determination to shoulder heavy responsibilities.
Labour disputes occasionally happen between employer and workers/employees. The basis for settlement is the national legal and industrial relations framework available.
At a time when diplomatic activities are being restricted due to the spread of an infectious disease, it is crucial to make attempts to build international cooperation, rather than having individual nations focus on their own interests.
On Tuesday, Facebook was reported as saying that it might quit Europe if the ban on sharing data with the US gets enforced, which became possible after a ruling by the European Court of Justice in July found “there were insufficient safeguards against snooping by US intelligence agencies”.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a coalition of 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region with the intention to achieve trade liberty via proposed free trade agreements.
China's pilot free trade zones have served as test beds for reforms and as major drivers of local economic growth since the first FTZ – the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone – was established in 2013.
Another incident has occurred in which an opponent of the administration of Russian President Vladimir Putin was taken down for an inexplicable reason.
“Never in modern history have we gone so many years without a military confrontation between the major powers”, UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres told the summit meeting commemorating the world body’s 75th anniversary.
Pictures of the big fires and orange skies on the US West Coast have been published worldwide as unmistakable evidence of climate change.
Rampant sporadic civil wars and conflicts had all but brought education in Cambodia to a standstill, most notably so during the Pol Pot regime.