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Kuni Miyake
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 29, 2020
What if U.S. forces return to Taiwan?
An ugly but strategically important debate recently erupted between China and the United States over Taiwan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 22, 2020
Is the world ready for a Trump re-election?
“Their eyes fixed on the ballots to be counted starting Nov. 3,” wrote Sylvie Kauffmann of Le Monde for The New York Times, “Western European leaders are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.” Alas, here in Tokyo, there are quite similar concerns being expressed, although from a different...
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 15, 2020
Abe’s last national security legacy for Suga to complete
Tokyo is contemplating setting a new direction for national security policy to cope with missiles targeting Japan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 8, 2020
Japan's foreign policy: What's next after Shinzo Abe's exit?
Everybody seemed to know the result even before the game began.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 2, 2020
Who succeeds Abe’s foreign policy?
Under his diplomatic doctrine, Abe dramatically improved relations with the United States while outstanding issues with Russia and North Korea remained unsolved.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 25, 2020
Japan's take on a most unconventional Democratic convention
The reaction in Tokyo was mostly even-handed, if a little less enthusiastic than the coverage in the U.S. media.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 18, 2020
Tokyo wonders who Kamala Harris is
The Democratic Party's vice presidential candidate is a bit of an enigma to Japanese.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 11, 2020
Should Tokyo ban TikTok and WeChat?
I had not used TikTok until yesterday. My niece in her mid-20s said she had stopped using the TikTok app — a Chinese-owned video-sharing social networking service — because it's best suited for teenagers. After downloading and trying the app for a while, I deleted it because she was right.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 3, 2020
How Tokyo sees Pompeo’s 'Communist China' speech
Despite the U.S. secretary of state's welcome call for a new international alliance to induce Beijing to change its behavior, his address had several shortcomings.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 27, 2020
Senkakus battle: Just a war game for now
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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 20, 2020
Peak China: an illusion or wishful thinking?
China is not as powerful or as vulnerable as people think.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 13, 2020
Japan needs fight-style reform
Defense Minister Taro Kono has scrapped a plan to deploy Aegis Ashore, a land-based missile defense system. The decision has triggered a series of debate within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Japan’s future defense posture including the issue of “enemy base strike capability.”
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 6, 2020
Who lost Hong Kong on June 30?
While Xi Jinping may feel that he is winning the battle over Hong Kong, he is actually losing the war against the international community.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 29, 2020
Washington, Seoul and Bolton’s bombshell memoir
On June 24, South Korea and the United States commemorated the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. The two nations’ defense chiefs reaffirmed their commitment to the bilateral alliance, which “is built on mutual trust and shared values of freedom, democracy, human rights, and the...
Japan Times
COMMENTARY
Jun 22, 2020
Japan-China relations: Xi said, Xi said
There is growing concern in Tokyo these days that what Xi said may not be what he does.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 15, 2020
Trump vs. Biden: Who is better for Japan?
No matter who is the president, it has been always difficult for Japan to deal with the United States.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 8, 2020
But the president has nothing on at all
Presidents must represent both the ethical and political values of their nations.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY
Jun 1, 2020
So far it's two strikes for China
Beijing has already crossed the Rubicon in Hong Kong.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 25, 2020
Japan must start drafting an Indo-Pacific charter
After watching dozens of webinars, including one co-hosted by the Canon Institute for Global Studies and the Stimson Center, it seems clear that no one knows what will happen to the international order in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 18, 2020
A welcome move by the U.S. Marines
The U.S. Marines Corps is a natural ally for Japan.

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