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Shin Oya
For Shin Oya's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jan 25, 2022
Monetary security is a fight over infrastructure financing, currency and sanctions
With the U.S. liberally deploying sanctions and China striving to push its digital yuan, Japan must tread carefully to maintain its own standing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Nov 9, 2021
Why the U.S. is struggling to formulate a trade policy on China
Any measures taken against Beijing could see retaliatory moves leveled at Washington, and could run counter to world efforts for peaceful exchange.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 31, 2021
Why the U.S.-China conflict is threatening the future of Wall Street
Both sides have introduced measures affecting the other's operations, but care must be taken to manage escalation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 4, 2021
Why a carbon tax would help Japan achieve its green ambitions
The government needs to make clear that emissions come with high costs and encourage companies and individuals to come up with new ideas and take action.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 13, 2021
Countering China's threat to the Senkakus requires a full rethink of operations
As the China Coast Guard ramps up its provocations, Japan needs to respond in kind and increase the possibilities available for maritime protection.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Feb 25, 2021
How to deal with China’s economic statecraft
Joint military drills and cooperation on energy are the first steps for Japan to enhance its ties with the U.S. and Australia to help counter Beijing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jan 26, 2021
It's time to reduce the world's trade dependence on China
By cooperating with allies and boosting multilateral functions under the WTO, Japan can help put a stop to Beijing's coercive actions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Dec 17, 2020
How to adapt to Biden's trade and climate policies
With just weeks to go until the president-elect steps up, Japan needs to examine how to react to his proposed policies on key issues.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Nov 10, 2020
The danger lurking behind the U.S.’s reciprocity policy
Washington must take care when fighting Beijing's tariff hikes and visa restrictions with like-minded measures.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Nov 3, 2020
What China’s 'dual circulation' strategy means for the world
With little having been revealed about China's latest economic move, experts are split as to its significance.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Sep 27, 2020
Establishing resistance to overseas influence
With Beijing seeking to build power in other countries, Tokyo must get wise, without turning to anti-China sentiment.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 28, 2020
Coping with China’s economic threat
More cooperation between smaller states could be the key to stopping China from dominating through sanctions and economic pressure.

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