Biden's first 100 days have thus been eventful ones. Strong prospects of vaccinating 200 million Americans before those days are finished at the end of April.
For Kent E. Calder's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
At least 10 percent of Americans refuse to wear masks at all, and a third or more fail to wear them consistently in public places.
If only 107,000 votes in three Rust Belt states had shifted to the left, Donald Trump would not be president.
At a variety of levels Saudi Arabia is deeply engaged economically with Japan, and in many areas beyond oil.
Defeat in the November midterms made reviving the wall issue imperative for the U.S. president.
Young women could well be the core of a "blue wave" of opposition to the Trump administration in U.S. congressional races this fall.
A framework must be created that all key parties have an incentive to maintain.
Japan and the U.S. must respond effectively to Pyongyang's subtle seduction of Seoul.
From the standpoint of global stability and enlightened American national interest, this is an unusually important time for Trump to seriously engage with Asia's leaders.
The Trump administration's conscious abdication of global leadership leaves a big vacuum China is willing to fill, but without the legalistic and transparent niceties long favored by the U.S.