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Kuni Miyake
For Kuni Miyake's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 7, 2023
Tips for better diplomatic commentary
As I grow older and wiser, here are seven lessons I have learned as a career Japanese diplomat.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 24, 2023
Blinken’s visit to China was neither a success nor a failure
The Japanese media are divided in their assessment over the success of the U.S. secretary of state's trip to Beijing for talks to better relations.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 9, 2023
An open letter to China’s defense minister (satire intended)
Japanese editorials were divided over the Sino-U.S. positions at the Shangri-La Dialogue.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 23, 2023
The Hiroshima summit will affect global politics for years to come
The Hiroshima summit was a historic and consequential event that reaffirmed Japan’s leadership role in the world.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 9, 2023
Kishida's Seoul visit was a positive step — at least in the short term
Fumio Kishida and Yoon Suk-yeol's meeting in Seoul required courage, political initiative and the support from all sides.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 27, 2023
Evacuating citizens from war zones differs from country to country
Japan has very different ideas on how to evacuate its nationals from war zones compared to countries like the United States.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 14, 2023
French leader adds unneeded tension to the 'One China' policy
French President Emmanuel Macron weighed in on the issue of Taiwan-China relations, and much of the world did not like his comments.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 5, 2023
Is 'Americanness' in peril?
Will the U.S. continue to be exceptional, or will it be transformed into a mediocre nation?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 17, 2023
Kishida warmly welcomes South Korea's president to Tokyo
Will the summit talks in Tokyo between the leaders of Japan and South Korea change the course of the two nations' hopelessly tumultuous relations?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 8, 2023
The geopolitical trajectory of the Philippines is changing
Growing anxiety toward China, improved U.S.-Philippine relations and growing momentum to advance trilateral-security cooperation that includes Japan is changing Philippine diplomacy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 17, 2023
Off the record should mean off the record
An off-the-record remark may have take down a high-level Japanese bureaucrat. Such actions by journalists will only hurt journalism.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 6, 2023
Japan-South Korea talks fail to inspire hope of breakthrough
Senior diplomats from Japan and South Korea make limited progress in wartime labor talks.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 19, 2023
Japan's myopic coverage of the Kishida-Biden summit
The foreign press provide more comprehensive reporting on the Kishida-Biden summit compared to Japan's own media outlets with their focus on domestic politics.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 11, 2023
Japan needs to reassure neighbors on release and safety of treated radioactive water
Scientists have concluded that the plan to discharge the ALPS-treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the ocean is the most realistic solution to the storage issue.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 23, 2022
What Taiwan can learn from Zelenskyy’s visit to Washington
Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy knew his audience when he addressed a joint session of Congress in Washington, Taipei should do the same if it wants to secure U.S. support.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 13, 2022
Is Japan’s counterstrike capability a departure from its post-WWII pacifism?
What is the future of Japan's defense-oriented security posture amid growing military threats and a worsening geopolitical environment?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 30, 2022
Lessons learned from the tragedy of the Balkans
The people of the Balkan Peninsula have the unfortunate luck of living at the crossroads of an invasion route.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 11, 2022
What does Donald Trump do now?
After his candidates fell flat in the midterm elections, does Donald Trump have a chance to win in 2024?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 27, 2022
An open letter to ‘His Majesty the Emperor’ of China
Questions for Xi Jinping as he enters his third term in office: What are his plans for China? Why was Hu Jintao removed from the Party Congress? What does he think of Putin's war?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 14, 2022
Japan-Australian alliance is even more important in today's geopolitical environment
Japan and Australia have much to gain by improving ties, both militarily and economically, in an uncertain global geopolitical environment.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on