Kiyoshi Kurokawa

For Kiyoshi Kurokawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Dec 1, 2011

Fukushima crisis fueling the third opening of Japan

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s announcement that Japan would join talks on a Pacific free trade agreement (FTA) triggered a nationwide debate over whether to open Japan’s market. While this is certainly a useful discussion, the issue facing Japan is far larger. The Fukushima nuclear ...

Oct 18, 2009

How Japan can regain its vitality

Last November, two months after the inauguration of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Taro Aso, I predicted, in an opinion piece for the American magazine Science, that a sweeping change in Japanese government was imminent. I wrote, “Perhaps the public, sensing the need for ...