Masahiro Kohara

For Masahiro Kohara's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan-China relationship is on the mend

Commentary / Japan May 16, 2018

Japan-China relationship is on the mend

Momentum can change trends in international relations. A series of summits in Panmunjom and Tokyo has created growing momentum toward dialogue and peace rather than pressure and tension. In April, the leaders of the two Koreas agreed to work with the United States and China ...

Commentary / Japan Jan 8, 2017

East Asia in the Trump era

What might happen to U.S. foreign policy, in particular its alliance in East Asia, under the leadership of incoming President Donald Trump? Japan faces an increasingly complex security landscape in East Asia. The Trump presidency could make it more uncertain and more unpredictable. First, North ...