A round-up of global commentary for the May 25, 2015, weekly magazine.
In a letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 187 scholars say Japan's wartime history has become 'distorted by nationalist invective' at a time of growing regional tensions.
Meth has overtaken heroin as the most widely used drug in Asia's most populous country – and it could pose an even greater threat.
A report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that US defense officials may have underestimated North Korea's nuclear capability.
Secretary Ashton Carter is discussing new military agreements with Japan and South Korea this week on his first trip to the region. North Korea fired missiles into the sea as he arrived.
A dispute over possible deployment has brought sharp words between Seoul and Beijing. Foreign ministers of S. Korea, China, and Japan will meet for the first time in three years Saturday amid tensions over security, territory, and wartime history.