Curtis S. Chin

For Curtis S. Chin's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jul 14, 2014

Is new China the old Japan?

Does China risk becoming the Japan of some seven decades past, namely a rising nation that sparks conflict and then war under the guise of "Asia for Asians"?

May 12, 2014

ADB could use some 'Abenomics'

As Asia's economic growth continues to drive the global economy, it is time for the Asian Development bank to bid farewell to systems that enable development money to flow without regard to results and impact.

Feb 17, 2014

Think of Somalia when making business policy

Few Japanese are likely to follow in the footsteps of two Americans who have pioneered businesses in Somalia, but government policymakers should think of Somalia when they consider what it takes to move up the global ranks for ease in doing business.

Nov 11, 2013

Myanmar-North Korea link

With investments by Japanese, American and European companies on the rise, it is worth asking how much the once-pariah state of Burma has really changed since the days of military rule.

Oct 8, 2013

Obama's lesson in losing face

The White House is likely hoping that APEC leaders do not take President Obama's cancellation of a planned trip to Southeast Asia because of a budget impasse as a slap in the face.