This is not only a battle about now but also over what comes next.
For Yoichi Funabashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The surveillance technology that helps suppress the spread of coronavirus is a double-edged sword.
The virus has exposed the structural vulnerabilities of the Communist Party system in China.
A new trend is emerging: Countries are using economic strength to achieve a balance of power.
The sort of polarizing populism exemplified by Trump, Sanders and several other current world leaders may present Japan and the international order with their biggest challenge of the post-war era.
Brexit will influence the future direction of not only the U.K. but Europe as well, and it seems likely that it will alter the power balance between Germany and France in particular.
The last decade saw the framework of the long postwar period start to crumble.
The standoff between equally matched camps may solidify into a deep rupture in the national fabric.
China's technological innovations have been striking enough to put Silicon Valley on edge.
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 ...