As the China Coast Guard ramps up its provocations, Japan needs to respond in kind and increase the possibilities available for maritime protection.
For Shin Oya's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Joint military drills and cooperation on energy are the first steps for Japan to enhance its ties with the U.S. and Australia to help counter Beijing.
By cooperating with allies and boosting multilateral functions under the WTO, Japan can help put a stop to Beijing's coercive actions.
With just weeks to go until the president-elect steps up, Japan needs to examine how to react to his proposed policies on key issues.
Washington must take care when fighting Beijing's tariff hikes and visa restrictions with like-minded measures.
With little having been revealed about China's latest economic move, experts are split as to its significance.
With Beijing seeking to build power in other countries, Tokyo must get wise, without turning to anti-China sentiment.
More cooperation between smaller states could be the key to stopping China from dominating through sanctions and economic pressure.