Kiyoshi Takenaka

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

Abe's maglev decision reflects political calculus over economics

Jul 22, 2016

Abe's maglev decision reflects political calculus over economics

Few doubt Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to invest public funds in a $90 billion high-tech maglev railway makes political sense. Whether it makes equally good economic sense is less clear. Proponents say lending government money to Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) to ...

Security bid too drastic: Komeito chief

Apr 29, 2014

Security bid too drastic: Komeito chief

The leader of the ruling party’s smaller coalition partner said Friday that he does not agree with the defense policy changes that would allow Japanese forces to fight overseas to help allies, despite U.S. support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s review of the stance. ...