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Shin Kawashima
For Shin Kawashima's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Mar 21, 2022
Why China has failed to build 'great power relations' with the U.S.
Fifty years on from the Shanghai Communique, the nations have failed to reach a concrete understanding, despite changes in leadership.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 27, 2020
Japan’s ‘misunderstanding’ about a Biden administration
The U.S. alliance is more important than ever before for Japan, which must address national security concerns in the face of a rising China while dealing with the threat from North Korea.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 12, 2020
The road to ‘Red Hong Kong’?
The special administrative region's traditional role is changing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 13, 2020
Is Japan pulling its companies out of China?
A recent Abe announcement is significant but hardly signals a decoupling.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 24, 2018
The risks of 'One Belt, One Road' for China's neighbors
China's lending policies present some challenges to the region.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 15, 2018
Moving on from the Meiji Restoration
As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, it finds itself at a new crossroads.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 13, 2018
Cambodian views on the U.S., Japan and China
Is it time for Washington to rethink its diplomatic approach toward Phnom Penh?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 11, 2017
Normalized Sino-Japanese diplomacy, 45 years on
To improve bilateral ties, it's important for both China and Japan to drive forward civil exchanges in some form that is not influenced by political agenda.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 21, 2016
A Japanese perspective on China's G-20 gathering
China needs to demonstrate "reciprocity" if it wishes to act as a superpower.

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves