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Trevor Hunnicutt
For Trevor Hunnicutt's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 16, 2022
Kamala Harris to visit Philippine islands at edge of South China Sea dispute
The visit to Palawan, scheduled for next Tuesday, will make Harris the highest-ranking American official to visit the island chain adjacent to the Spratly Islands.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 26, 2022
Outlook darkens for Biden's White House ahead of U.S. midterms
Recent polls have shown Democrats who once had comfortable leads are now in tight races and Senate elections that were considered toss-ups between the two parties are now leaning Republican.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Sep 28, 2022
Gaffe or insight? Deciphering Biden's unguarded answers
The U.S. president's remarks often aren't quite blunders — they betray deeper truths about his thinking and occasionally offer the public a better window into his administration's approach.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Aug 22, 2022
As Biden kicks off tour, some Democratic candidates want to keep a distance
Democrats hope the trip will boost the president's poor poll numbers and draw attention to his achievements.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 22, 2022
Biden says he is 'doing well' after testing positive for COVID-19
The 79-year-old has a runny nose, fatigue and an occasional dry cough, symptoms which he began to experience late Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 10, 2022
Biden rebuked over guest list at Americas summit he is hosting
The exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the event prompted criticism from the leaders of Argentina and Belize.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Mar 29, 2022
Biden's Putin power remark raises questions about long-term Russia strategy
Biden's emotional declaration gave voice to the frustration that many Western countries — and many U.S. voters — feel about the invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 4, 2022
Inside the U.S. raid on Islamic State's leader: Months of preparation, then a deadly blast
Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi is said to have detonated a bomb as U.S. forces closed in, killing himself and several others.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 23, 2022
U.S. opposes plans to make WHO more independent
The U.S. government is opposing the reform because it has concerns about the WHO's ability to confront future threats, including from China.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 2, 2021
First known U.S. omicron case found in fully vaccinated overseas traveler
The infected person, who had mild and improving symptoms, returned to the United States from South Africa on Nov. 22 and tested positive seven days later.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 18, 2021
U.S. asks Japan, China and others to consider tapping oil reserves, sources say
The unusual request comes as Biden fends off political pressure over rising pump prices and other consumer costs driven by a rebound in economic activity.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 22, 2021
Taiwan policy unchanged, says U.S., after Biden speaks of defense 'commitment'
Washington is required by law to provide Taiwan with the means to defend itself but has long followed a policy of 'strategic ambiguity' on military intervention in the case of an attack.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Oct 22, 2021
With Biden and Xi meeting, U.S. aims to show responsible handling of China ties
Departing from Trump's go-it-alone approach to China policy, Biden has staked his strategy on mobilizing allies and partners in Europe and Asia.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 4, 2021
Biden's White House trying to craft gun executive orders that can't be undone
Among the measures being considered — and strongly encouraged by activists — is one directing the U.S. Justice Department to reinterpret existing law on untraceable 'ghost guns.'
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 17, 2020
Biden likely to keep using sanctions weapon but with sharper aim
Biden is expected to make clear that sanctions will remain a central instrument of U.S. power — although it will no longer be deployed with the 'America First” bravado.
EDITORIALS
Jun 14, 2011
Welfare reform and cost issue
The government's conference on reform of social welfare spending and taxes, chaired by Prime Minister Naoto Kan, proposed on June 2 raising the consumption tax rate from the current 5 percent to 10 percent in phases by fiscal 2015 to secure stable funds for maintaining and strengthening social welfare....
COMMENTARY / World
May 3, 2011
BRICS without the mortar
Last month's summit of the BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China, now renamed BRICS with the addition of South Africa, announced with great fanfare that the group was determined to punch its new muscle on the world economic stage and no longer to be pushed around by the tired old powers. But you...

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