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For Stephen R. Nagy's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference at May’s Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 28, 2023
Canada's path to pragmatic Indo-Pacific engagement
As part of Canada’s Indo-Pacific pivot, we have already seen its relations and cooperation with Japan deepen.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 12, 2023
Are they Asian values or just Chinese dreams?
Beijing is pushing for so-called Asian values in the region — but how that should work differs with each country.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 7, 2023
Remembering a man who transformed his country
Shinzo Abe"s policies have had far-reaching consequences for Japan’s economy, society and international relations — and his legacy will be debated and analyzed for years to come.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 21, 2023
Dysfunction and dissonance define U.S.-China relations
The bad news of spiraling U.S.-China relations is that it has the potential to descend into a kinetic conflict that could have negative ramifications for Japan and the broader Indo-Pacific.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 7, 2023
China should heed the concerns of its neighbors
Beijing’s behavior is a key driver behind the growing number of Southeast Asian states aligning themselves with Washington.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 17, 2023
Investing in a rules-based order will dominate the G7
The G7 summit should prioritize preserving the rules-based order, denuclearization, dealing with China’s intentions and fostering unity with the Global South.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 9, 2023
Kishida and Yoon try to reset Tokyo-Seoul relations
Fumio Kishida and Yoon Suk-yeol tried to remain sensitive to the populist views in their home countries while finding creative ways to not forget the past during their talks.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 24, 2023
China and Russia take steps to deepen their alignment
China and Russia have no choice but to deepen their ties as neither can afford a divorce amid their conflict with the West.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 25, 2022
Pragmatic realism and Japan’s new security strategy
The end of Japanese idealism and pacifism: Tokyo needs a new defensive strategy in order to preserve security within its backyard.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 14, 2022
What happens in Taiwan doesn’t stay in Taiwan
Taiwan is too important to Japan and the global economy to ignore its tensions with China.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 7, 2022
Japan's place in Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy
Canadau2019s position in regards to the rules that govern global trade, human rights and navigation should resonate with Japan given its deep concerns about China.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 10, 2022
The true legacy of Shinzo Abe’s foreign policy
Japanu2019s transformative statesman not only defended democracy, he sought to repair ties with China for a more secure world.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 28, 2022
The possibilities and limits of Japan-NATO cooperation
Prime Minister Fumio Kishidau2019s participation in the NATO summit shows that Japan sees its security best advanced by tying itself to international institutions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 15, 2022
Ensuring Taiwan’s safety is for the global public good
Taiwanu2019s irreplaceable position in trade and technology makes the island a global public good with the world community having a vested interest in its fate.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 10, 2022
Two very different visions for the Indo-Pacific
Japan's PM to give the keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue. He will be followed by Chinau2019s defense minister who has different ideas on the Indo-Pacific security situation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 11, 2022
Ukraine crisis should be of concern in the Indo-Pacific
Much like Russia and Europe, the world sees China trying to recreate its own hegemonic position within the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 10, 2022
Beijing and the inconvenient truth about the Russian business pull-out
The Achilles heel of economic statecraft directed toward China in a potential conflict will be whether businesses would prioritize politics and security over profits.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 22, 2022
The mixed legacy of the 2022 Beijing Olympics
These Olympics will be remembered for nationalism, a divided global community and a profound deepening of mistrust between China and much of the world.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 15, 2022
Canada critical to helping ensure global supply chain security
At the onset of COVID-19, there was a shortage of PPE supplies, demonstrating the link between security issues such as pandemics and the disruption of supply chains.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 8, 2022
The contradictions of the authoritarian Olympic ceremony
Both Beijing and Moscow have sent a unified signal of dismissiveness and confidence to their domestic and international audiences and critics.

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