Yoichi Funabashi

For Yoichi Funabashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

China and Taiwan’s ‘unrestricted vaccine warfare’

Commentary / World Jul 19, 2021

China and Taiwan’s ‘unrestricted vaccine warfare’

Last year, the countries of East Asia were hailed for their success stories in the effort to stop the coronavirus pandemic. Today, these same countries are battling a resurgence in infections. One unintended consequence of their early success in suppressing the virus has been ...

China’s 'guochao' nationalism

Commentary / Japan Jun 23, 2021

China’s 'guochao' nationalism

In China, a boycott of leading global brands that have announced they will not use cotton produced using the forced labor of Muslims in Xinjiang province continues. Among the targets of this boycott are Swedish apparel manufacturer H&M and American and German sportswear manufacturers ...