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Haruaki Deguchi
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 15, 2021
Japan must embrace international cooperation in the age of COVID-19
If the nation wants to maintain its current standard of living, it has no choice but to maintain a course that embraces international cooperation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 22, 2020
The new normal that will arise after COVID-19
In the post-COVID-19 world, the coronavirus should prove far less dangerous, eventually becoming as common as the flu. But that doesn't mean life will completely revert to the way it was.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 7, 2020
Where does Japan stand after Shinzo Abe?
Among the former prime minister's diplomatic achievements, the establishment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a feat with great geopolitical significance.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 28, 2020
U.S.-China confrontation not a replay of the Cold War
Japan's only path is to uphold the security alliance with the U.S. while keeping relations with China as friendly as possible in order to make money.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 28, 2020
The shape of post-pandemic university education
Will online teaching and distance learning become the 'new normal'?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 23, 2020
How to prevent a societal schism in Japan
Forces trying to cause social divides are on the rise.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 15, 2020
Changing lifestyles and nightlife in Japan's post-pandemic 'new normal'
Like it or not, our world is going to be different moving forward, and some of the biggest changes may be in Japan's entertainment districts.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 24, 2020
Human wisdom is needed to defeat the pandemic
The pandemic will come to an end. How we minimize the sacrifice is up to the wisdom of humankind.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 29, 2020
Tax incentives needed to promote recurrent education
There are no countries in the world that do not wish for eternal prosperity. Nothing can ensure such prosperity except education of their people. Many people may take that to mean school education for children and youth. However, what will be far more important going forward will be recurrent education,...
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 26, 2020
60 years on, alliance with U.S. still Japan's best option
Japan has no other practical choice except to maintain the security alliance with the U.S.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 28, 2020
Wanted: rational pension reform
Businesses that cannot pay the social insurance premiums for their employees are not qualified to hire people in the first place.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 25, 2019
Big history helps understand today's issues
A sweeping study of historical data yields fascinating revelations about the past, present and future.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 26, 2019
Let will of the people decide succession issue
The emperor's position is determined by the will of the people, irrespective of the historical background of the imperial system.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 22, 2019
No excuse for inaction on pension reforms
Restoring the primary balance should not be used as an excuse to avoid enacting pension system reform.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 25, 2019
Japan's unfathomable financial policies
Economic theories can't fully explain Japan's financial policies.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 26, 2019
Making Tokyo more competitive
Tokyo's international competitiveness will decrease further unless drastic measures are taken to improve its infrastructure.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 25, 2019
The real policy challenges facing Japan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must place priority on resolving several major policy challenges confronting Japan before he tries to revise the Constitution.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 30, 2019
Blame gender gap for Japan's low fertility rate
The only way to fundamentally turn around Japan's falling fertility rate is to build a society free of gender discrimination.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 28, 2019
What it takes to foster innovation in Japan
The key concepts behind innovation are diversity and excellent higher education.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 18, 2019
Innovation needs to be a Reiwa goal
To move past the Heisei Era's economic malaise, Japan must invest in an education system that fosters people who can breed new ideas and launch new industries.

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