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For Shihoko Goto's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 18, 2020
Can Japan bridge the vaccine divide?
Japan too has been developing its own drug, Avigan, against COVID-19. Yet the drug being developed by Fujifilm is not a vaccine but rather a treatment for coronavirus symptoms.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 18, 2020
A vision for growth, 75 years on
The pandemic has made clear that the world is actually now much more borderless than it has ever been.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 6, 2020
How Angela Merkel inspires the Japanese
For Japanu2019s ambitious female politicians, the German chancellor's approach to climbing up the political ladder by not focusing on gender issues is instructive.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 24, 2020
Japan’s struggle to reimagine the post-pandemic world
For the nation to be an inspiration, it must make better use of the momentum of the new ways of doing business that the pandemic has brought about across the globe.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 19, 2020
COVID-19 and the lessons of xenophobia
Xenophobia must be treated as a grave risk that is as contagious and as deadly as any virus.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 5, 2020
In search of the pandemic-inspired innovation curve
The pandemic presents a golden opportunity for Japan to think outside the box and re-evaluate how to innovate to meet its changing needs.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 24, 2020
Don't squander the chance to shine as a COVID-19 outlier
Despite Japan's ability to keep COVID-19's spread in check, few countries have looked to the Abe administration as an example to follow.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 18, 2020
February can be the cruelest month
This is the month when students find out whether months or even years of exam preparation have finally paid off or not.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 22, 2019
For 2020, a Japan that dares to take risks
Looking ahead, what Japan needs is to capitalize on that stability and take risks to address the very real longer-term challenges.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 3, 2019
A time to reconsider economic greatness
Japan could represent an alternative path for growth and defining economic success.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 3, 2019
Weathering the storms of judgment
As the competition for the 92nd annual Oscar foreign film shortlist heats up, the rivalry between Japan and South Korea will no doubt intensify in the world of cinema as well.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 31, 2019
Lessons in conflict resolution from Africa
As TICAD expands and deepens Japan's interests in Africa, the conference should also highlight what lessons African countries can offer to industrialized countries when it comes to overcoming comparative disadvantages and demonstrating the power of leadership.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 23, 2019
U.S. intervention can't break the Tokyo-Seoul impasse
Washington's mediation may provide a temporary fix, but not a long-term resolution to the core problems plaguing Japan-South Korea ties.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 7, 2019
The high cost of young Japanese staying close to home
A lack of curiosity, reluctance to take risks and unwillingness to understand different values are hardly winning traits for anyone to succeed in the fiercely competitive and borderless global market.
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 5, 2019
A new dawn for Japan's imperial diplomacy?
How will the new emperor fare when it comes to promoting the nation's image and interests overseas?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 1, 2019
A chance to strengthen the weak link of Tokyo-Seoul ties?
The need to quickly improve diplomatic, economic and security relations between Tokyo and Seoul are all too clear.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 30, 2019
Fathers remain missing in the educational puzzle
Japan continues to expect mothers to be the primary caregiver and educator within the family.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 23, 2018
Time for Japan to shine in diversity
Expanding the definition of what it is to be Japanese and encouraging diversity will only further Japan's role as a country fully in tune with the needs of the 21st century.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 23, 2018
When a trade agreement represents a global vision
Japan and the EU are making it clear the appetite for trade deals remains strong.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 19, 2018
Recalibrating the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic relationships
As Britain grapples with its economic future, a logical step would be deepening ties with Japan.

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