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For Yoon Young-Kwan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

An opportunity for Abe and Xi

Nov 6, 2014

An opportunity for Abe and Xi

One reason for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping's newfound flexibility toward each other may be domestic political shifts in both countries that have created a more equal balance between conservative, nationalist groups and more internationally oriented business interests.

Jul 10, 2013

China's pivot toward North Korea

It's time for China to rebalance its traditional geostrategic interests with its role as a global leader. That calls for a policy of disciplined engagement toward North Korea.

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 ...