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From Hong Kong to TikTok, the U.S.-China rivalry is broadening from trade to everything

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping speak during a business leaders event in Beijing in November 2017.  | AFP-JIJI

The U.S.-China rivalry is shifting into new and unpredictable areas, engulfing everything from a popular video app to Hong Kong’s status as a global financial ...

Internet holds the key to the post-coronavirus era

By Jun Murai
- via The Japan Times    Jul 03, 2020

While the internet and globalization have gone hand in hand, a unified approach to a range of problems and issues has yet to be decided upon. | GETTY IMAGES

Ability to put innovation into practice determines recovery of virus-hit economy

Missile defense in Japan after the Aegis Ashore cancellation

By Yoichiro Sato
- via The Japan Times    Jul 01, 2020

Diet members visit a U.S. Aegis Ashore installation in Romania on July 31, 2018. The National Security Council has endorsed plans to cancel the deployment of the costly missile defense system aimed at bolstering Japan’s capability against threats from North Korea. | U.S. NAVY

Defense Minister Taro Kono’s announcement has opened a Pandora’s box of politically tough questions.

Remarks by Secretary Kerry on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

via Foreign Affairs    Sep 28, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the Wilson Center on September 28, 2016. He discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how it relates to the Obama administration's rebalance to Asia.

Asia’s Great Powers and Regional Stability: A New Trilateral Dynamic Between the United States, China, and Japan

By Sheila A. Smith
- via Foreign Affairs    Apr 25, 2016

“For some time,  the  idea  of  a  formal  trilateral discussion between the United States, Japan, and China has been considered but not acted on. Today, however...

CFR Report: China’s Slowing Economy Will Fuel A More Nationalist Foreign Policy

via Foreign Affairs    Feb 25, 2016

In light of China’s deepening economic slowdown, “China’s foreign policy may well be driven increasingly by the risk of domestic political instability,” write Robert D....

A new breed of American firms in center of renewed enthusiasm toward Japan

By Philippe Le Saux
-    Jul 30, 2014

With the rise of China the past 20 years, many companies seem to overlook Japan in their Asian expansion plans. But, there remain some American firms that firmly believe in the wisdom of entering t...

The Bay Area and Japan expand fields of investment

By Philippe Le Saux
-    Jul 29, 2014

Serving as an initial pillar of that relationship, agriculture still plays a major role in the relationship between California and Japan. In fact, the Asian country imports more agricultural produc...

Field Updates from Taiwan

   Jun 18, 2014

Taipei at night                  The upcoming report, due to be published in the November/December 2014 edition of Foreign Affairs, will highli...

The western gateway to the United States

By Philippe Le Saux
-    Jun 12, 2014

The Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall embodies the dynamism of the world’s entertainment capital. Aside from its billion dollar entertainment and creative sectors, Los Angeles att...

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