Shihoko Goto

For Shihoko Goto's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Conflicting concerns in North Korea talks

/ May 2, 2018

Conflicting concerns in North Korea talks

Precisely because Tokyo is not directly involved with planning and executing a bilateral meeting, it is well-placed to focus more on the longer-term objectives of not only denuclearization, but also on political issues.

/ Jan 31, 2014

Japan and China's great African game

It's no longer Western powers vying for African land and the continent's wealth as they had until the outbreak of World War I. The power struggle now is among Asian nations, most notably China and Japan.

/ May 22, 2013

Why Abenomics hurts women

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's acknowledgement of the unleashed potential of women should herald a new beginning for female empowerment in Japan. Yet his proposals to encourage more women to remain in the workforce actually may do more to hurt their prospects by merely reinforcing ...