Takashi Yokota

For Takashi Yokota's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

New CFL-X League alliance spans the Pacific

More Sports / Football Dec 28, 2019

New CFL-X League alliance spans the Pacific

Since becoming the Canadian Football League's 14th commissioner in 2017, Randy Ambrosie has set a new goal for the nation's domestic pro league: globalization of the CFL and football. Having seen the success of the Premier League, MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL to expand their ...

How Japan's clout is rising in age of U.S.-China tensions

National / Politics Jun 18, 2019

How Japan's clout is rising in age of U.S.-China tensions

As the West's concerns about China's dominance on the global stage continue to grow, Japan is increasingly regarded as a balancing force in the region. Perhaps reflecting this geopolitical shift, London-based think tank The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), known for hosting the annual ...