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.
For Yoichi Funabashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
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 ...
The most long-term and fundamental of China's vulnerabilities can be summed up in a single word: water.
China has a powerful trade-war weapon: an overwhelming dominance in the production of rare earths.
In the age of Trump, the Fed's independence from the government is under even greater threat.
Just as in the prewar and postwar periods, the vital question with regard to the future of U.S.-Japan relations is that of how to confront and manage relations with China.
Cyberwars are driving the digital transformation of national security. This poses a grave challenge for Japan.