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Miya Tanaka
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 15, 2022
Japan and U.S. plan joint research on defending against hypersonic weapons
A government official said the focus will be on technologies and components that would be necessary for the development of missiles that can intercept hypersonic weapons.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Sep 10, 2022
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework's fate could hinge on U.S. midterm elections
Depending on election results, President Joe Biden could shift his focus to trade and make the fledgling IPEF initiative into a more substantial deal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
May 25, 2022
Indo-Pacific alignment against China still elusive despite Biden trip
While differences among 'the Quad' members over Russia are likely to persist, Biden is also facing headwinds over his plans for economic engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 5, 2022
Japan and U.S. to deepen ties to deter use of force in Indo-Pacific
At the outset of talks in the U.S., Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said Russia's war is 'a serious challenge' and raised concern over any use of force in the Indo-Pacific.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2022
Biden to make first visit to Japan as president in late May for 'Quad'
The meeting between Kishida and Biden is being arranged for May 23, with the Quad summit the following day, as Biden makes his first visit to Japan since becoming president.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 25, 2022
Japan playing key role in opposing Russia as sole Asian member of G7
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's whirlwind trip to Brussels to meet U.S. and European leaders was the latest sign that Tokyo is committed to working with allies and partners.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Feb 25, 2022
U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy overshadowed as Russian threat looms large
U.S. government official indicated that the Biden administration could continue its sustained engagement in the Indo-Pacific region while handling 'immense pressures' elsewhere.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2022
Biden vows 'never again' in marking 80 years since Japanese American internment
'We reaffirm our commitment to Nidoto Nai Yoni, which translates to 'Let It Not Happen Again,'' the U.S. leader said in a statement.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 28, 2022
COVID-19 pandemic unlikely to have 'scarring' effects on Japan economy, IMF says
While the current surge of the omicron variant could slow growth momentum in the first quarter of 2022, a 'strong rebound' is expected in the second quarter as the wave dissipates.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Dec 26, 2021
Biden's Indo-Pacific framework may shape race with China in 2022
The odds are not necessarily in favor of Washington in the absence of a robust strategy for regional trade, an area where Beijing seems increasingly eager to fill the void.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 20, 2021
Japan to host 'Quad' meeting with U.S., Australia and India next year
Diplomatic sources have previously indicated that Tokyo has explored the idea of hosting the second in-person Quad summit, hoping to convene it as early as next spring.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Nov 3, 2021
Kishida makes global debut, but offers few clues on foreign policy and security plans
Experts said it may have been difficult to achieve 'much of substance' in Kishida's diplomatic debut, given he had only hours in Glasgow in the immediate aftermath of Sunday's election.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 21, 2021
U.S. envoy to Japan nominee vows to deepen ties amid China challenge
Rahm Emanuel has also welcomed a potential rise in Japan's defense spending.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 14, 2021
G20 finance chiefs back landmark tax deal and vow to act over inflation
The plan for the once-in-a-century corporate tax reform crystallized through international negotiations at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 30, 2021
U.S. 'looks forward' to working with Kishida amid China rivalry
Observers say the Biden administration will reach out quickly to 'develop a strong partnership' with the next Japanese prime minister as Beijing's influence grows.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Sep 26, 2021
'Quad' and AUKUS put Biden's Indo-Pacific shift under microscope
The U.S. is focusing on an intensifying competition with China via 'Quad' summits and the AUKUS partnership, but the White House may need to be more clear in its regional strategy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 24, 2021
Japan and India oppose China's attempt to alter maritime status quo
During the 45-minute talks, Suga hailed Modi as 'an important partner' toward realizing a 'free and open' Indo-Pacific and affirmed the importance of maritime security.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 28, 2021
IMF cuts Japan's growth forecast to 2.8% in 2021 as COVID-19 spreads again
Japan was the only country among the Group of Seven industrialized nations that faced a downgrade in the fund's latest World Economic Outlook report.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 11, 2021
G20 hails cooperation, but eased U.S.-China tensions not in sight
Some analysts are warning that Japan should accelerate efforts to hedge against potential economic risks stemming from what some view as a new 'Cold War.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 15, 2021
NATO to enhance Japan ties, warning that China poses 'systemic challenges'
A communique issued by the 30-member organization cited 'assertive behavior' by Beijing along with its influence 'on the rules-based international order.'

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