Japan cannot afford to slumber in pseudo-peace while leaving this issue for other nations to resolve.
For Sadaaki Numata's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan should be aggressive in trying to shape post-Brexit trade relations with Britain.
A note of skepticism has crept into the public perception of Japan-U.S. relations in both countries. For that reason, cooler heads must convey Japan's message to the world.
What will it take to get more young people in Japan to break out of their shell and go out into the world to experience interacting with people of different cultural backgrounds
espite the introduction of curriculum changes in English-language teaching at Japanese junior and senior high school levels, little progress has been achieved to date.
Japanese business people's inability to compete on the world stage because of poor communication skills is spurring debate over how English is taught.
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 ...
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 ...