The New Year parties are over, but Singapore's economy is still suffering a hangover from 2014.
Important diplomatic issues for Japan today include improving ties with China and South Korea and strengthening its alliance with the United States.
The relationship between South Korea and Japan is set to go through a sensitive time, as relations could be aggravated by a series of coming events, including Japan's celebration of a day for Dokdo islets next month.
As far as the availability of higher education for Texas students, things are going in the wrong direction.
A survey conducted by the Japanese government last year showed that more than 66 percent of Japanese citizens perceived South Korea negatively. This proportion, up from 58 percent in 2013, was the highest since Tokyo began the survey in 1978.
In this modern Internet world where everyone can proffer an opinion, tell a story, post pictures, inform the public of important events — and spread malicious lies — we need to be steady.
Not only Indonesia, but also Southeast Asia, received a religious vote of confidence when the archipelagic nation's two most influential Islamic organizations decided to deploy volunteers to enhance security during Christmas.
As we step into 2015, it would appear that on the back of a U.S. economic recovery, the dark days of the financial crisis are behind us. As the largest economy, accounting for more than one-fifth of global gross domestic product, the health of the U.S. economy has been critical for steady growth in the rest of the world through trade, foreign investment, financial markets and capital flows. Until now.
Relations between Seoul and Tokyo face a rough ride yet again in 2015 as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to expedite a series of revisionist foreign and security policies while showing little signs of atoning for the country's imperial past.
As 2015 unfolds, it's time for one last look at the year we left behind. A year ago, taking a page from Washington Post political columnist Chris Cillizza's awarding U.S. President Barack Obama the dubious distinction of “Worst year in Washington,” we took to the digital pages of Fortune Magazine.