Sadaaki Numata

For Sadaaki Numata's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Commentary / World Jul 25, 2011

Links between Pakistan and post-3/11 Japan

During my tenure there, Pakistan went through the heightening of tension resulting from the Islamist resistance to the U.S.-led military action in Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, and the near-war with India in May 2002. As I witnessed the people of this "frontline state" coping ...

Commentary / World Apr 28, 2011

Communication challenge

The catastrophe of the earthquake, the tsunami and the crippled nuclear power plant on March 11 posed an unprecedented challenge of crisis communication with the world. Those in charge were faced with the difficult choice between calming the public by presenting an optimistic scenario ...