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Jose B. Collazo
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 3, 2023
Asia’s winners and losers as region says sayonara to 2022
Say good by to 2022. But as a new year approaches, war, inflation and COVID-19 still endure.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 23, 2020
2020 in hindsight: Asia’s bad to good in the year that was
The Asian Development Bank projects COVID-19 could push 160 million more into poverty in Asia. The region's poverty rate will increase for the first time in 20 years, says the World Bank.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 6, 2020
Asia's bad to good moments in 2019
Positive news was hard to find in much of the region as economies slowed and political woes mounted.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 30, 2019
Asia faces a time for choosing
At the ASEAN summit, the path forward should be to double down on and recommit to the principles that have brought Southeast Asia success in recent decades.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 9, 2019
Japan take note: Chinese tourism has strings attached
China has a history of 'weaponizing' tourism to punish foreign governments.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 8, 2019
Asia's biggest winners and losers of 2018
Who was up and who was down in Asia in the year that just ended?
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 7, 2018
Fintech can address Asia's inequality
Innovations in finance technology can increase the level of access to capital and financial inclusion in Asia.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 29, 2017
The best and worst of Asia in 2017
Asia had its share of ups and downs in 2017.
COMMENTARY / World
May 17, 2015
A richer Asia will be poorer without elephants
Asia's indigenous animals are increasingly under threat, none more so than the iconic Southeast Asian elephant.

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