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How Japan can help the U.K. meet its China challenge

By Yuka Koshino
- via The Japan Times    Jan 21, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson | PA WIRE / POOL / VIA REUTERS

With London and Tokyo sharing a view on the impact of Beijing's rise, now is the time for a bilateral policy dialogue to further align ...

Japan must embrace international cooperation in the age of COVID-19

By Haruaki Deguchi
- via The Japan Times    Jan 15, 2021

If Japan wants to maintain its current standard of living, it has no choice but to maintain a course that embraces international cooperation.  | REUTERS

If the nation wants to maintain its current standard of living, it has no choice but to maintain a course that embraces international cooperation.

Asia’s rise doesn’t necessarily mean the West’s decline

By Yoichi Funabashi
- via The Japan Times    Jan 13, 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to economic activity in both the East and West, East Asia has a much easier path to recovery.  | REUTERS

The post-pandemic world is no simple seesaw game in which East Asia rises and the West falls.

How Japan can lead a free and open Indo-Pacific

By Yuichi Hosoya
- via The Japan Times    Jan 12, 2021

The foreign ministers of India, Japan and Australia and the U.S. secretary of state, photographed with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, took part in the Indo-Pacific

As a friend of the U.S. and a key trading partner for China, Japan has a role to play in calming tensions in the region.

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...

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