Manuel Mogato

For Manuel Mogato's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

China lobbies U.N. tribunal on Manila's claims

Asia Pacific Jul 5, 2015

China lobbies U.N. tribunal on Manila's claims

China's claims to the disputed South China Sea will come under international legal scrutiny for the first time this week, but while Beijing has officially refused to take part in the case, which was filed by the Philippines at a U.N. tribunal, it has ...

In Philippine bay, fear of China trumps fear of brothels

Asia Pacific May 15, 2015

In Philippine bay, fear of China trumps fear of brothels

Once opposed to the prospect of a major naval base inside the Philippines' picturesque Ulugan Bay, fearing it would mean bars and brothels for visiting sailors, local residents now look forward to the arrival of American and other foreign warships. The reason is China, whose ...