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Kuni Miyake
For Kuni Miyake's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 1, 2018
Where ruining people is still considered sport
There are three human desires that are difficult to control in life that can ruin your family and yourself: power, wealth and sex.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 25, 2018
Thucydides's fallacy, not a trap
The real question is not whether China poses a strategic threat to the United States, but whether Washington has a consistent and realistic strategy to deal with Beijing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 18, 2018
Putin's unacceptable peace treaty condition
The Russian president set a precondition Japan can't accept when he offered to negotiate a peace treaty before reaching a settlement on the Northern Territories.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 10, 2018
How much damage was done?
The real question for Tokyo now is where the Trump administration will go from here.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 3, 2018
Killing the peace process with kindness
Washington must come back to the peace process as an honest and respected mediator. This is the best and probably only way to secure Israel's right to exist.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 27, 2018
Paying tribute to a man of American dignity
On Saturday, Sen. John Sidney McCain III passed away. U.S. mainstream media, whether liberal or conservative, carried feature articles or broadcast special programs over the weekend to pay tribute to this great American statesman from Arizona. McCain was always original and unusual in many ways.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 20, 2018
Are the Uighurs one of China's 56 nations?
China's leadership must treat the Uighur minority with all the respect and fairness afforded other groups.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 13, 2018
Birds of a feather do fall out sometimes
Seasoned diplomats are much subtler and more prudent than badgers of the same stripe.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 8, 2018
Strike while the iron is hot
Was the U.S.-North Korea summit a great first step for peace in Northeast Asia? Hardly.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 30, 2018
The mother of all wars
The U.S.-Iran stalemate will continue, but don't expect the mother of all wars any time soon.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 23, 2018
Why do you keep silent, Mr. Xi?
China should not repeat Japan's mistake of underestimating the resoluteness of America.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 17, 2018
America's narcissistic national disorder
In the world of Donald Trump, there are enemies but no allies because he is so righteous and superior.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 9, 2018
Stop the stupid trade game of chicken!
Washington and Beijing need to come to their senses before they ruin global trade system that has taken decades to build and maintain.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 2, 2018
The empires strike back
If Russia and Turkey are born-again democratic empires in the modern era, what about Japan?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 25, 2018
Who is making China great again?
Yet again, a leader in Beijing is trying to make China great.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 18, 2018
Beginning of the end to the 1953 regime?
The post-Korean War framework that laid the foundation for the region's peace and prosperity may soon unravel.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 13, 2018
It's still not too late to walk out, Mr. Trump
Trump should stay committed to the goal of denuclearlizing North Korea, even if it means walking away from negotiations.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 4, 2018
The 'Indo-Pacific' is nothing new
The regional concept has a lengthy past.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 28, 2018
A letter to President Moon Jae-in
Now is the time for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to dramatically change his image in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 21, 2018
Is history rhyming in East Asia?
Look to Japan-U.S. relations in the 1930s for clues on the course of current Sino-American ties.

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