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Hiroki Sugita
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 20, 2020
‘War by other means’: Coercive statecraft’s downside
Japan needs to be cautious to avoid becoming trapped in an economic statecraft battle between the United States and China.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 16, 2016
Dim outlook for democracy
Democratization movements have experienced setbacks worldwide, and liberal Western democracies are no longer leading lights.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 2, 2016
Journalism can survive artificial intelligence
While artificial intelligence can handle rote reporting, it can't replace the human touch needed for complex analysis or heartfelt human-interest stories.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 3, 2016
Japan's fledgling global voice
Some Japanese, irritated by the nation's lack of political influence on the global stage, are looking for ways to play a more robust role.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 1, 2015
Abe's diplomacy with Putin
Japan must place top priority on its national interests in pursuing diplomacy with Russia rather than following the United States' lead.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2014
Rakugo storyteller Sankyo honored for promoting Japanese language
Renowned "rakugo" (comic story) raconteur Yanagiya Sankyo has been honored for his commitment to spreading appreciation of the Japanese language among foreigners in Japan and overseas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 15, 2014
Russia ties deepening over energy and security
Just 160 km from the northern tip of Hokkaido, Sakhalin is a desolate island that has long been ignored by world powers. Remnants of Japanese shrines are reminders that the island was governed by Imperial Japan until the end of World War II.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2013
Beautician dreams of promoting makeup for corpses on global stage
Beautician Teruko Kobayashi promotes makeup for the deceased to make them look their best for the big send-off, believing she can offer mourning families a peaceful final moment with their dead loved ones.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 3, 2013
Taiwan seeks to fish off Senkakus, not pick sides
Amid the rain that falls almost daily during winter in northern Taiwan, the surrounding East China Sea, normally a striking blue, takes on a heavy, gray hue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 4, 2008
Bush vows to help resolve abductions, achieve CO ティ deal
The United States will continue pressing North Korea to resolve the abductions dispute during the six-party talks aimed at disbanding Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal, President George W. Bush said Wednesday.
JAPAN
Nov 21, 2007
USIS role revealed in Japan's tilt toward West
The United States waged a secret propaganda campaign in Japan through films, radio programs and intellectuals during the 1950s in an effort to keep the nation from leaving the Western bloc, a recently found report shows. The "Report on USIS-Japan," written by Mark May, then chairman of a U.S. advisory...
JAPAN
Aug 14, 2007
Hiroshima, Nagasaki sobered Japan's A-bomb project head
One glance at the run-down block in central Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward may suggest nothing but derelict industry, easily passed by, but in reality it is where Japan engaged in its own abortive version of the Manhattan Project.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2006
Armitage says next prime minister should engage Beijing
The next prime minister should visit Asia first thing and promote dialogue with China in such areas as energy to improve ties, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said in a recent interview.
JAPAN
May 27, 2004
U.S. election may impact nuclear policy
Reverberations from the U.S. presidential election in November and debate over Washington's nuclear nonproliferation policy may be felt in Japan. In February, President George W. Bush announced a policy banning North Korea and several other countries from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel and enriching...
JAPAN
May 27, 2004
U.S. election may impact nuclear policy
Reverberations from the U.S. presidential election in November and debate over Washington's nuclear nonproliferation policy may be felt in Japan. In February, President George W. Bush announced a policy banning North Korea and several other countries from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel and enriching...

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