If the nation wants to maintain its current standard of living, it has no choice but to maintain a course that embraces international cooperation.
For Haruaki Deguchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
In the post-COVID-19 world, the coronavirus should prove far less dangerous, eventually becoming as common as the flu. But that doesn’t mean life will completely revert to the way it was.
Among the former prime minister's diplomatic achievements, the establishment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a feat with great geopolitical significance.
Japan's only path is to uphold the security alliance with the U.S. while keeping relations with China as friendly as possible in order to make money.
Will online teaching and distance learning become the "new normal"?
Forces trying to cause social divides are on the rise.
Like it or not, our world is going to be different moving forward, and some of the biggest changes may be in Japan's entertainment districts.
The pandemic will come to an end. How we minimize the sacrifice is up to the wisdom of humankind.
There are no countries in the world that do not wish for eternal prosperity. Nothing can ensure such prosperity except education of their people. Many people may take that to mean school education for children and youth. However, what will be far more important ...
Japan has no other practical choice except to maintain the security alliance with the U.S.