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Jamie Metzl

For Jamie Metzl's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mar 6, 2015

Japan's military normalization

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants Japan to become a "normal" country again, with the capacity to defend its interests and citizens wherever they are threatened. But how should his government go about it?

Feb 27, 2013

Boosting the Japan-U.S. alliance

If the two countries work to tackle problems in their own societies, the Japan-U.S. partnership could be as significant in the future as it has ever been.

Nov 10, 2010

Five anti-recession imperatives for the G20

NEW YORK — The world’s economies are becoming more interdependent than ever, but economic nationalism, protectionism and beggar-thy-neighbor attitudes are threatening the bonds of trust and cooperation that a truly globalized economy requires. To prevent another recession or worse, the leaders of the 20 ...