When it comes to the pandemic, or climate change, we may have to accept a certain amount of coexistence, even as we develop countermeasures.
For Yoichi Funabashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
COVID-19 vaccines are in the final Phase-3 of clinical trials around the world. Russia, however, skipped Phase-3 trials and immediately moved to approve the vaccine.
China’s offensive maneuvering will continue for some time. In response, the U.S. and Japan have no choice but to work on reaffirming and strengthening their alliance.
Japan risks losing its status as an advanced nation unless it survives the pandemic and comes out on top.
The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to stronger authoritarianism, populism and nationalism, threatening to harm rights-based systems.
The age of the two economic superpowers, which have been engaged in a tit-for-tat trade war, could be over.
With the United States and China facing issues over lack of action and trust, Japan needs to step up to make itself heard on the world stage.
Both the government and people saw the shadow of China in the background of the battle to beat the coronavirus.
This is not only a battle about now but also over what comes next.
The surveillance technology that helps suppress the spread of coronavirus is a double-edged sword.