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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 9, 2023
Can the world’s democracies survive the ‘polycrisis’?
Artificial intelligence, climate change, and Russia's war in Ukraine are causing global angst — each of which demands urgent attention from policymakers and political leaders.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 6, 2022
In the land of the free, democracy is under attack
Voters need to recognize the Supreme Court's radical majority for what it is: part of a carefully laid plan to turn the U.S. into a repressive regime.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 15, 2022
Putin, Xi and the risk of World War III
After obtaining China's backing, Vladimir Putin set about realizing his life's dream of retaking Ukraine, a decision that may backfire on both Moscow and Beijing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 20, 2018
The social media threat to society and security
Global regulation is needed to tame the growing menace that social media giants like Facebook and Google pose to the public and democracy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 16, 2017
Open society needs defending
Open societies are in crisis, and various forms of closed societies — from fascist dictatorships to mafia states — are on the rise.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 16, 2016
Saving refugees to save the European Union
Rather than uniting to resist the populist threat they all face, EU member states have played into its hands by becoming increasingly unwilling to cooperate with one another.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 15, 2016
Putin is no ally against Islamic State
Russian President Vladimir Putin's current aim is to foster the EU's disintegration, and the best way to do so is to flood it with Syrian refugees.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 29, 2015
Rebuilding the asylum system imperative for EU
Europe needs a comprehensive plan to respond to the growing influx of refugees, rather than each nation responding selfishly focused on its own interests.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 1, 2015
Last chance for Ukraine, EU
There is something fundamentally wrong with EU policy. How else could Putin's Russia have outmaneuvered Ukraine's allies, which used to lead the free world?
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 10, 2014
Looming economic problems
The major uncertainty facing the world today, says George Soros, is not the euro but the future direction of China. The growth model that drove China's rapid rise appears to have run out of steam.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 9, 2013
Angela Merkel's pyrrhic victory
Converting all outstanding European government bonds — with the exception of Greece's — into Eurobonds would be by far the best remedy for resolving the euro crisis.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 23, 2011
Thinking the unthinkable in Europe
To resolve a crisis in which the impossible has become possible, it is necessary to think the unthinkable. So, to resolve Europe's sovereign-debt crisis, it is now imperative to prepare for the possibility of default and defection from the eurozone by Greece, Portugal and, perhaps, Ireland.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 31, 2010
If U.S., China would listen
NEW YORK — In 2010, economic conflict between the United States and China became one of the most worrying global developments. The U.S. pressed China to revalue the renminbi, while China blamed the U.S. Federal Reserve policy of "quantitative easing" for currency market turmoil. The two sides are...
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 19, 2010
Hope for climate-change agenda after Kyoto
CANCUN, Mexico — The official communique from the Cancun climate-change conference cannot disguise the fact that there will be no successor to the Kyoto Protocol when it expires at the end of 2012. Japan, among others, has withdrawn its support for efforts simply to extend the Kyoto treaty. This...
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 31, 2010
Plight of the Roma within EU democracies
NEW YORK — The Roma, persecuted for centuries, now face a form of discrimination unseen in Europe since World War II: group evictions and expulsions from several European democracies of men, women and children on the grounds that they pose a threat to public order.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 11, 2010
Spain could lead way for Roma
NEW YORK — Continued discrimination against Roma in Europe not only violates human dignity but also is a major social problem crippling the development of Eastern European countries with large Roma populations.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 23, 2009
Ramping up hope for Roma with education
BRUSSELS — Hated, alienated and shunned as thieves and worse, the Roma have for too long been easy and defenseless targets for disgruntled racists in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and other European countries.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 8, 2009
No alternative to a new world architecture
NEW YORK — Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism, the world faces another stark choice between two fundamentally different forms of organization: international capitalism and state capitalism.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 29, 2008
Blank check for Paulson?
NEW YORK — U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson's $700 billion rescue package ran into difficulty on Capitol Hill over the weekend. Rightly so: It is ill-conceived. Congress would be abdicating its responsibility if it gave the Treasury secretary a blank check.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 23, 2006
Global mission for the EU
PRAGUE -- Europe is in search of its identity. I believe it is easy to find: The European Union embodies the principle of open society, which could serve as a force for a global open society. Let me explain what I mean.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world