In July, Japan tightened its control of exports of certain materials for semiconductor production to South Korea. On Aug. 28, the government took further action and removed South Korea from its whitelist of nations granted preferential trade procedure. South Korea responded to these actions by ...
For Yoichi Funabashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The most long-term and fundamental of China's vulnerabilities can be summed up in a single word: water.
China has a powerful trade-war weapon: an overwhelming dominance in the production of rare earths.
In the age of Trump, the Fed's independence from the government is under even greater threat.
Just as in the prewar and postwar periods, the vital question with regard to the future of U.S.-Japan relations is that of how to confront and manage relations with China.
Cyberwars are driving the digital transformation of national security. This poses a grave challenge for Japan.
It is terrifying to think of the continued risk of a deal between Trump and Kim that could leave North Korea's denuclearization incomplete.
Japan is being leapfrogged by innovations from all quarters across Asia.
The real aim of the American authorities is to address the security threat that Huawei poses to the U.S.
Foreign influence-peddling and populist attacks on truth pose a threat to think tanks and to democracy itself.