author

 
 

Meta

Yuichi Hosoya
For Yuichi Hosoya's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
While this year will be a year of elections, with voting scheduled in more than 70 countries around the world, all eyes with be on who moves into the White House after November's U.S. presidential election.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Feb 8, 2024
Why the eyes of the world will be on the U.S. presidential election
The future of politics in the U.S., the world’s biggest military and economic power, could cast a giant shadow over international order.
Demonstrators march as they protest in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in London on Dec. 9. Huge demonstrations against the Israeli military’s attacks on Gaza have been taking place in the U.K. and elsewhere.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jan 9, 2024
Europe rattled by Israel-Hamas war
Attempts to establish a peaceful international order after two world wars have been greatly shaken by recent conflicts.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 20, 2023
Why Zelenskyy's diplomacy is a key factor in Ukraine's efforts to win war
The leader"s counteroffensive came at a critical time, sandwiched between two summits — the Group of Seven summit in May and a NATO summit earlier this month.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 30, 2023
What Japan can learn from a leader's diplomacy four decades ago
At a G7 summit, Yasuhiro Nakasone took the lead and helped to heal a growing rift between France and the United States.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 13, 2023
Why Japan and the G7 must take notice of the Global South
Amid the rise of authoritarian regimes, unity among the G7 countries, with their shared values, has become increasingly significant.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Dec 4, 2022
The populism trap that is throwing U.K. politics into chaos
A rapid turnover of leaders, the fallout of the war in Ukraine and an ever-worsening energy crisis are threatening stability in the home of parliamentary democracy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 21, 2022
Japan needs to come up with a new geoeconomic strategy
To cope with current and future threats and problems, the government must consider a plan that integrates issues related to both national security and economic interests.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 4, 2022
What role should Japan play as the Russia-Ukraine war shakes the international order?
Executives of the Asia Pacific Initiative discuss the part Tokyo should play as Russia's invasion of Ukraine approaches six months.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 26, 2022
Why sanctions are failing to stop Russia's attack on Ukraine
While Russia seems wary of interventions by the U.S. or NATO, and is trying to avoid them, economic sanctions placed on Moscow have done little to halt the war.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 19, 2022
Will the war in Ukraine change the international order?
While the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues, Japan must remain actively engaged if it is to help protect a functioning global system.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jun 30, 2022
Why Japan doesn’t have a concrete China strategy
Post-World War II, Japan has had to contend with its economy, its relationship with China and the United States' influence in the region, leading an uncertain approach to Beijing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Feb 22, 2022
What Kishida’s ‘realism diplomacy for a new era’ actually means for Japan
By labeling his foreign policy stance as u201crealism,u201d the prime minister is apparently trying to avoid being criticized by conservative members of the party.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Dec 9, 2021
Japan must take a multifaceted approach to its economic security
Focusing on collaboration with Washington in a range of areas will help Tokyo to make its presence felt across the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Oct 15, 2021
Japan and U.K. have a major role to play in Afghanistan's future
Defense cooperation between Tokyo and London will be an indispensable pillar to support the next moves taken by Washington in the region.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 25, 2021
How Japan can avoid losing out on the world stage
Tokyo must learn from its history of making bad decisions and being slow to deal with postwar crises.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 18, 2021
Managing the U.S. and China: Japan’s best way forward
Tokyo must be wary of Beijing's attempts to split the Japan-U.S. alliance, and must work to persuade Washington of the best approach to conflict.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 11, 2021
What the evolving international order means for Japan
As tensions in the Asia-Pacific region increase, the ties between Tokyo, Washington and Beijing continue to change.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Mar 2, 2021
Protecting democracy in a free and open Indo-Pacific
Japan and Australia need to team up with the United States and the United Kingdom to shore up values and ideals in the region.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jan 12, 2021
How Japan can lead a free and open Indo-Pacific
As a friend of the U.S. and a key trading partner for China, Japan has a role to play in calming tensions in the region.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Oct 8, 2020
Ensuring Japan's future as a strategic partner of the U.S.
With Washington's relationship with Beijing fast deteriorating, Tokyo has the opportunity to step up and show its strength.

Longform

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