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Tomoyuki Tachikawa
For Tomoyuki Tachikawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Jul 17, 2020
Chinese prefer to save money amid coronavirus crisis
Retail sales of consumer goods plunged 11.4 percent, and the total value of imports dropped 3.3 percent in the first half of this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 1, 2020
Hong Kong law leaves Japan in a bind as it juggles U.S. alliance and China ties
Tokyo, wary of repercussions from Beijing, finds itself in a dilemma as it faces calls from Washington and others to help safeguard rights of the city's residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 29, 2020
Japanese in Beijing hope to reunite with families as Abe lifts emergency
At least 20 percent of Japanese people who were working in the Chinese capital have yet to come back, a survey conducted in late March showed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
May 17, 2020
China cozies up to Japan and South Korea as ties with U.S. sour over coronavirus
Beijing has been making friendly overtures toward Tokyo, with an eye on economic revival after the pandemic passes, diplomatic sources have said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 19, 2020
Pandemic may force Japan to give up on RCEP agreement for 2020
Tokyo is likely to place a top priority on shoring up the nation's virus-hit economy for an extended period, making it tough to promote free trade agreements.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Mar 10, 2020
Bank of Japan prodded to act as COVID-19 spreads, but options limited
Many smaller companies in the tourism, retail and other services sectors have encountered bankruptcy risks as the epidemic disrupts supply chains.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Mar 3, 2020
North Korea's first missile launch of 2020 aimed at capturing the attention of a distracted U.S.
Coming as the new coronavirus strain holds the world's attention, North Korea's first projectile firing this year could be seen to underscore its intention to draw the focus of the United States onto Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 2, 2020
Too much washing and sanitizer could raise risk from other viruses
Some medical experts have started to warn that the overuse of alcohol-based hand sanitizers to protect against the coronavirus could inversely raise the risk of infection via skin disorders.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2020
Japanese living in Beijing grapple with coronavirus outbreak
While some Japanese living in Beijing are optimistic that the new coronavirus can be quickly contained, many others fear that the deadly outbreak will continue to spread.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jan 25, 2020
Anxiety about employees trapped in Wuhan grows at Japanese firms
With public transportation services suspended in Wuhan, anxiety is mounting over Japanese who might be trapped in the city at the origin of the deadly new coronavirus, which was confirmed in a third patient in Japan on Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jan 12, 2020
Despite electoral landslide, 'new era' of Sino-Japanese ties strikes fear into the hearts of Taiwan's leaders
Fears are growing in Taipei that Japan might agree with Beijing on a new political document effectively expressing its support for China's strategy toward what it regards as a wayward province.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jan 12, 2020
Tsai Ing-wen's electoral secret weapon: pro-Japanese youths
In Taiwan's presidential election Saturday, young people, who are favorably disposed toward Japan, may have been one of the major contributors to the re-election of incumbent Tsai Ing-wen.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jan 2, 2020
East Asian security in 2020 will hinge on U.S.-North Korean relations
The security environment in East Asia in 2020 is set to hinge on whether tensions between North Korea and the United States will escalate, as leader Kim Jong Un has accused Washington of missing a deadline set by Pyongyang for nuclear talks.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 28, 2019
Despite announcement, North Korea fails to deliver Christmas 'gift' to U.S.
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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 17, 2019
Huawei CEO voices hopes for cooperation with Japan amid U.S. dispute
Ren Zhengfei, chief executive and founder of Huawei Technologies Co., expressed strong hope on Wednesday for cooperation with Japan, as the Chinese tech giant faces severe challenges in a prolonged technology dispute with the United States.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 4, 2019
Huawei ready to work with foreign nations to ease security concerns, senior executive says
Huawei has proposed that Japan alone should assess the security of its products and services, while vowing to disclose its source code to Tokyo, a Japanese government source said.u2028
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 27, 2019
Japan begins to doubt G7's influence in addressing East Asian issues
There are indications that Japan, the only Asian member of the Group of Seven nations, has begun to doubt the influence of the 44-year-old organization of mainly Western nations, as it has proved largely ineffective in resolving issues surrounding the East Asian region.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 15, 2019
Japan-South Korea row may cause lasting economic and security shift, aiding China and North
Escalating tensions between Japan and South Korea, both key U.S. allies in East Asia, threaten to change long-standing economic and security structures in the region across the board, to the potential benefit of China and North Korea, foreign affairs experts have cautioned.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 15, 2019
U.S.-China trade war may provide window of opportunity for Japan businesses
Although China's economy has been slowing down due to a trade war waged by the United States, hurting not only exports but also domestic demand, such a situation may provide a window of opportunity for Japanese businesses.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 22, 2019
China's ties with North Korea hurting Tokyo's hopes of realizing Abe-Kim summit
As Tokyo grapples with the best way to arrange a summit with Pyongyang, a close watch is being kept on Chinese President Xi Jinping's attempts to bolster ties with North Korea.

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