Japan should become a full member of the intelligence alliance
For David Howell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
If swelling production keeps outpacing recovering consumption, we will be returning to the pre-1970 world of cheap oil.
The current rescue through cascades of public spending may look like Keynesianism, but in fact it is little more than practical common sense in an utterly changed social and economic order.
Parliamentary democracies need parliaments to function. This is as true of the Westminster institution in London, sometimes described as the mother of parliaments, as it is of the Diet in Tokyo or of any other parliamentary legislatures in states round the world that struggle ...
Britain will urgently need to gain a stronger foothold in Asia, and Japan makes the obvious link point.
Both national and international approaches have to be pursued with balance, vision and wisdom if the COVID-19 pandemic is to be comprehensively defeated.
It is becoming slowly recognized that violence backfires and that soft methods, rather than harsh and confrontational measures and battle plans, now stand the best chance of stabilizing societies.
Far from countries outside the EU undercutting EU standards by divergence it may be that it is the central EU authorities who are now the drag on progress and competition.
In the latest British election, people expressed this own free opinions and rejected old party allegiances as never before.
The great hope of the moment must therefore be that a majority pro-deal U.K. government emerges on Dec. 12.