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PERSPECTIVES

Factions, cliques, caucuses — whatever they may be called, groupings in legislatures are not unusual in many countries.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Perspectives
Mar 2, 2024
Is the funding scandal unraveling the LDP?
The media is caught up in the money-politics scandal of the moment, framing factions as all good or all bad. Things are a lot more nuanced than that.
Japan Times
JAPAN / PERSPECTIVES
Apr 3, 2023
Global competitiveness of Japan’s universities under scrutiny
The government is promising higher education institutions more capital to boost scientific research, but will this improve their international reputation?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Perspectives
Jan 9, 2023
Technology remains key to geopolitical success
One of Japanu2019s immediate challenges is to resolve tech supply chain issues and counter Chinau2019s stranglehold of the worldu2019s semiconductor market.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Perspectives
Dec 23, 2022
What to make of Japan’s new defense documents
Nothing in Japan's new defense documents signals an abandonment of the core principles of its security, but a refinement of roles and capabilities to match modern needs.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Perspectives
Mar 18, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — a cautionary tale for Beijing?
With staunch Ukrainian resistance keeping Russian forces at bay in Europe, what lessons can China learn when weighing possible military options against Taiwan?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Perspectives
Feb 26, 2022
Will the Ukraine crisis upend political ambitions in Asia?
The Russian invasion sets an alarming precedent, but China is unlikely to follow Putinu2019s bellicose playbook.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Perspectives
Nov 8, 2021
What Japan needs to change to better prepare for the next pandemic
COVID-19 wonu2019t be the last deadly contagion to strike Japan. Here are six things the government can do right now to ensure it can respond better when the next crisis strikes.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Perspectives
Oct 2, 2021
Has Japan’s COVID-19 response really been that bad?
Mainstream media has painted a bleak narrative about how Japan has handled the pandemic, but comparative data shows it has, for the most part, responded much better than its G7 peers.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Perspectives
Oct 1, 2021
How Kishida can avoid becoming another revolving-door prime minister
The new LDP president will focus on expanding his power, implementing policies that benefit the electorate and ensuring success in the upcoming elections before widening his policy window.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Perspectives
Sep 11, 2021
What a Japanese diplomat learned from 9/11
The terrorist attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, diverted Washington's attention away from China.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Perspectives
Sep 6, 2021
Beyond the Games: Can the Paralympics' success spur change?
The global sporting event has provided Japan with an opportunity to reflect on the issues that create barriers to accessibility. What does the host nation do from here?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Perspectives
Apr 26, 2021
Afghanistan withdrawal: Reconciling the 'Forever War'
A scholar, negotiator and Afghanistan veteran reflects on what the end of the 20-year conflict means.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Perspectives
Apr 4, 2021
Can COVID-19 turbocharge the 'Asian century'?
If nothing else, the China-U.S. rivalry has forced Japan to become a genuine leader for Asia.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Perspectives
Apr 4, 2021
China sets sights on a digital currency to challenge the U.S. dollar
China has taken the lead in becoming a cashless society.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Perspectives
Apr 3, 2021
COVID-19 hits the biggest democracies the hardest. But why?
The pandemic is thought to be further entrenching economic and social inequalities.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Perspectives
Apr 2, 2021
How COVID-19 changed Asia
What lies ahead for the region after weathering the coronavirus pandemic u2026 for now.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves