Japan is being leapfrogged by innovations from all quarters across Asia.
For Yoichi Funabashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
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
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.