Curtis S. Chin

For Curtis S. Chin's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

A fragile time for democracy

Commentary / World Jun 24, 2016

A fragile time for democracy

In this time of fear, people are willing to give up their power to the strongman. But the forces they are seeking protection from are far beyond the abilities of one person to control.

Commentary / World Nov 10, 2014

A world beset by divisions

Whether once divided by physical walls or currently split by political ones, today's leaders in Asia, the U.S. and Europe — including newly elected members of the U.S. Congress — should think about how much has been and can be achieved when the barriers ...

Commentary Oct 21, 2014

Alibaba and a missing tale of market reforms

Just eight minutes after Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba made history recently with its blockbuster Initial Public Offering, New York equity markets seemingly hit their peak and have been trending downward ever since. This kind of volatility shows the need for continued capital market reforms.