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Ken Jimbo
For Ken Jimbo's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 4, 2023
War in Ukraine will set a course for international order — whatever the outcome
While the beginning, middle and end of the conflict will each have a significant impact on the future of fighting, it remains to be seen yet what direction events will take.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jan 26, 2023
Japan's future security lies in a ‘denial and competition’ strategy
The gap between the defense capabilities of China and Japan is widening at a tremendous pace, giving Tokyo cause to think carefully.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 14, 2022
How Japan is building on U.S. policy for economic security
A number of factors have left Tokyo unable to maintain its industrial competitiveness and security through existing policies.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 4, 2022
What role should Japan play as the Russia-Ukraine war shakes the international order?
Executives of the Asia Pacific Initiative discuss the part Tokyo should play as Russia's invasion of Ukraine approaches six months.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 26, 2022
Why sanctions are failing to stop Russia's attack on Ukraine
While Russia seems wary of interventions by the U.S. or NATO, and is trying to avoid them, economic sanctions placed on Moscow have done little to halt the war.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 19, 2022
Will the war in Ukraine change the international order?
While the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues, Japan must remain actively engaged if it is to help protect a functioning global system.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jun 21, 2022
As China's nuclear weapons multiply, U.S. and Japan work on deterrence
Washington, together with Tokyo, has been urging Beijing to halt its arms ambitions, while at the same time boosting its nuclear umbrella in the region.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Dec 28, 2021
How Japan should approach military tech competition
It is vital for the nation to grasp the trends in national security and game-changing military technologies that are at the core of economic security.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Oct 21, 2021
What needs to change in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
The world's eyes are shifting to the Asia-Pacific region, and Japan has its part to play alongside the U.S. in maintaining the status quo.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 29, 2021
Japan has no time to waste in boosting its cyberdefenses
The country should look to the U.S. for an example of how to deal with cyberattacks and threats in an effective way.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 25, 2021
How Japan can avoid losing out on the world stage
Tokyo must learn from its history of making bad decisions and being slow to deal with postwar crises.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 18, 2021
Managing the U.S. and China: Japan’s best way forward
Tokyo must be wary of Beijing's attempts to split the Japan-U.S. alliance, and must work to persuade Washington of the best approach to conflict.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 11, 2021
What the evolving international order means for Japan
As tensions in the Asia-Pacific region increase, the ties between Tokyo, Washington and Beijing continue to change.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 31, 2018
Wanted: A U.S. nuclear strategy tailored to Asia
America's allies in Asia u2014 Japan and South Korea u2014 should strongly support the key directions of the U.S. 2018 nuclear posture review.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 9, 2017
Why Japan should be OK with tactical nukes in South Korea
A reintroduction of tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea could serve as a deterrent and a bargaining chip for arms-contol negotiations with North Korea.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 5, 2009
Japanese perceptions of Obama's nuclear 'twin commitments'
How does Japan view U.S. President Barack Obama's "twin commitments" to the goals of nuclear abolition and maintaining an adequate deterrent as long as nuclear weapons remain?

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