Paul Nadeau
For Paul Nadeau's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Feb 16, 2023
Looking back 20 years to learn lessons from the U.S.-Japan chip war
Today, China has military ambition that Japan did not, and the U.S. doesn’t have the monopoly on chip technologies that it once had.
Japan Times
Sep 14, 2017
Moon no obstacle to better ties between Tokyo and Seoul
By writing off South Korean President Moon Jae-in as an anti-Japan radical, Tokyo risks finding an enemy where none exists.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2017
Trump is more secure than he looks
The U.S. president's approval ratings are dismal, but he remains popular with his base and Republican leaders don't see him as a liability yet.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2017
Why the prime minister still loves Trump
There are significant incentives — commercial, security and more — for Japan to maintain a strong relationship with the U.S.
Feb 9, 2017
What Japan should know about the Abe-Trump summit
Ultimately Japan will need to choose between over-committing to Trump for the sake of maintaining good relations, or tolerating Trump's anger and all that may come with it.
Jan 27, 2017
Abe, Trump and a suddently foggy alliance
Shinzo Abe needs to act with care as the Trump administration will provide confusion instead of serving Washington's traditional role as a stabilizing force.
Nov 9, 2016
What to expect from the Trump administration
Decision-makers in Tokyo and the rest of Asia must determine how to deal pragmatically with incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2016
TPP deal is down but not out
There's certainly a path to ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but it's an extremely narrow path and there's almost no room for error.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves