China has a powerful trade-war weapon: an overwhelming dominance in the production of rare earths.
For Yoichi Funabashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
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.
The entire world is now in the age of all-out competition with China — not only military, but also economic, diplomatic, political and in the field of intelligence.
The stakes are incredibly high in the "great game" unfolding amid the digital geopolitics of the 21st century