The stakes are incredibly high in the "great game" unfolding amid the digital geopolitics of the 21st century
For Yoichi Funabashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The present vacuum created by the lack of U.S. participation in the region must not be filled by China's growing sphere of influence.
It seems highly likely that the current trade dispute between the U.S. and China will develop into a fierce conflict over currency and high-tech industries.
Trump's America is not the only threat to the LIO. Russia and China — and in particular China's geopolitical offensive — are both shaking its foundation.
By 2050, the world will look very different than it does today.
Japan should not pursue decarbonization as a duty, but rather as a means of improving its national energy security.
Trump's 'America First' policy clashes with his regional vision.
The rush is on to discover the next generation technology to succeed the lithium-ion battery, and China is scrambling to take the lead.
The battle for industry supremacy has just begun.
Japan should pivot to Asia by seizing the frontier opportunities of the 600 million strong ASEAN market.