Should Japan take part in another U.S.-led 'coalition of the willing'?
For Yoichiro Sato's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The current calm in Japan-U.S. trade talks may quickly turn into a small storm.
A visit to Japan by 10 young politics-oriented Cambodians indicates that Tokyo is working outside the international media limelight to engage with both the opposition and the ruling party through its traditional twin-track diplomacy.
Japan needs to build a deeper relation of trust with Pacific island countries if it wants them to support its regional strategy.
Japan pulling out of the International Whaling Commission is going to have some interesting results.
The implications for Japan of the U.S. withdrawal from the INF treaty are complex and still unclear.
HONOLULU-- Australia, New Zealand, and Japan recently agreed to jointly launch an experimental fishing program for southern bluefin tuna. Quotas for southern bluefin tuna, along with Japan's unilateral experimental fishing programs, have been sources of diplomatic contention among the three countries. Joint research will ...