By donating vaccines and sharing knowledge, Tokyo has a role to play in leading the region out of the pandemic.
For Yoshiyuki Sagara's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan has a part to play in preventing the spread of infections and stopping the coronavirus from mutating.
China has taken the lead in becoming a cashless society.
Involving think tanks and holding 10-year evaluations, the country will be better equipped to face disasters and pandemics in the future.
As Japan struggles to find a way to resume normal life and international travel, a lesson could be learned from Taiwan's approach.
As the coronavirus pandemic rumbles on, countries are now looking at how to allow travel in a bid to help their economies recover.
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