William Pesek

For William Pesek's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Give Kim the Castro treatment

Jan 6, 2015

Give Kim the Castro treatment

The Obama administration should not reward North Korea's brutal Kim dynasty for its bad behavior. But as in Cuba, openness is more likely to erode the foundations of the North Korean regime than isolation.

Dec 30, 2014

Meet Asia's biggest losers in 2014

Warren Buffett wasn't the only bigwig in 2014 to get caught "swimming naked when the tide rolls out." The Sage of Omaha shared the year's losers' spotlight with a number of companies, politicians and corporate emperors.

Dec 27, 2014

Sony has a bigger problem than North Korea

Sony's corporate headquarters seemed to view the hacking drama related to its film "The Interview," which lampoons North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as mostly an American problem. The attack exposed a disturbing lack of cyber-preparedness on Sony's part.

Dec 23, 2014

South Korea shows the way on 'womenomics'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants to put more women to work to help make up for the country's shrinking population. Yet, of the 1,093 people who ran for office in recent snap elections, a mere 169 were women. Abe might want to ...