Isabel Reynolds

For Isabel Reynolds's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Xi and Abe meet amid tentative thaw in ties

Apr 23, 2015

Xi and Abe meet amid tentative thaw in ties

What a difference five months can make. Despite a relationship overshadowed by Japan’s wartime past and a territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea, the leaders of China and Japan held a 29-minute meeting on Wednesday on the sidelines of a conference ...

Jan 20, 2015

LDP lawmaker says he wants inflation targets fixed in law

A lawmaker who has advised Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on economic policy said he will urge the government to enshrine its inflation-targeting agreements with the Bank of Japan in law as early as next year. Kozo Yamamoto’s comments come as the central bank is ...

Australia gingerly mulls Japanese submarine offer

| Dec 19, 2014

Australia gingerly mulls Japanese submarine offer

Australia is considering buying top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of next-generation submarines, a move that would risk reigniting diplomatic tensions with China that have only recently died down. China and Japan are competing to build up their domestic arms industries, and ...