Vishakha N. Desai

For Vishakha N. Desai's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Commentary / World May 18, 2012

Enabling Asia's women to fulfill their potential

Everyone's eyes are on Asia's rise. China, once dismissed as poor and backward, is now the world's second-largest economy. India, with its huge population, scientific prowess and entrepreneurial vitality, is another powerful engine of Asian growth. Add to this Japan and South Korea's formidable economies, ...

Commentary / World Aug 21, 2008

New 'Tang' Dynasty for rapidly rising China?

PRAGUE — On Aug. 8 the world watched with awe the amazing spectacle of the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing. We saw the electronic unrolling of Chinese scrolls replete with great historic symbols and were mesmerized by dancers creating "harmony," using their bodies as ...

Commentary / World Mar 24, 2008

Asia's questions for the next president

NEW YORK — In one of the longest American presidential campaigns in history, neither party has addressed one of the most critical issues of the day: How can the United States successfully integrate its domestic concerns with an increasingly competitive global marketplace? At home and ...