Kazuya Iwamura

For Kazuya Iwamura's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Man's calling to promote Japan-South Korea ties

Dec 24, 2013

Man's calling to promote Japan-South Korea ties

Having majored in chemistry and played American football at university, Tomoyuki Banba never imagined he would lead an organization to promote relations between Japan and South Korea in the future. “I visited South Korea for a friendship match but never thought I’d get a ...

May 5, 2011

The least that East Asians can do to cooperate

As China continues its unremitting rise, people throughout East Asia are wondering whether their states will ever be able to achieve the peaceful, stable relations that now characterize Europe. Given the regularity of serious diplomatic spats — over everything from tiny atolls in the ...