Japan has much to contribute to helping resolve the current global crisis in leadership and communication.
For Stephen R. Nagy's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Beijing's COVID-19 response has exposed decision-making problems that are deeply inculcated into China's authoritarian system.
The COVID-19 epidemic presents an opportunity for Japan and other countries to rebalance their bilateral relations with China.
Japan and China should establish an Indo-Pacific emergency response initiative to decrease the chances that another tragedy like COVID-19 does not derail the prosperity and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.
Beijing's perceptions of the state of Japan-China relations and Japan-U.S. relations reflect an aspiration of what they hope to manifest.
The Indo-Pacific era should not and must not be defined by the U.S.-China strategic competition.
How should and how can Japan navigate the world's emerging transformative and chaotic landscape?
Japan's sustained economic growth and regional stability will not be served if Japan-China relations are securitized.
Despite Abe's electoral victory, the result is not an overwhelming mandate for transformative change.
Japan should leverage the G20 summit in Osaka to highlight its leadership, political stability and commitment to multilateralism and a rules-based order.