Tetsushi Kajimoto

For Tetsushi Kajimoto's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

U.S. may find tough negotiator in fiery minister Aso

Mar 16, 2017

U.S. may find tough negotiator in fiery minister Aso

In his presidential campaign last year, U.S. President Donald Trump promised to scrap trade deals that gave unfair advantages to other nations and replace them with new ones that would revitalize the U.S. economy and bring jobs back home. One of the Trump administration’s ...

Welfare cuts? Abe won't say it

/ | Dec 11, 2014

Welfare cuts? Abe won't say it

Hiroko Shinohara frets about one issue Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has noticeably avoided on the campaign trail ahead of Sunday’s election: the need to cut the nation’s generous social welfare program that supports millions of people. “I hope my own pension is OK, but ...