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SANCTIONS

Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology displays its EVOGO battery swap solution at the Auto Shanghai show in April. There are concerns that the company is trying to team up with a U.S. firm to avoid U.S. sanctions.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 4, 2023
Deceptive Chinese strategies that challenge U.S. economic statecraft
The practice by Chinese businesses of using third countries to circumvent tariffs is raising concerns.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 19, 2023
Europe is winning the winter war by sheer luck
Gas supplies are ample even if cold weather returns in force. The bad news is that it means climate change is still happening.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 15, 2022
Expect more hostage diplomacy from a desperate Iran
Recent episodes involving foreigners should be a warning to Western governments that their citizens are an easy target for a regime facing mounting domestic and international pressure.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2022
Japan OKs asset freezes on 398 Russians, including Putin's daughters
The new sanctions were announced after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday that Japan will phase out Russian coal imports in a major shift.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 11, 2022
Finding Vladimir Putin’s money
The West may want to hit up dissatisfied Russian oligarchs and put them at ease so they divulge what they know of Vladimir Putin's wealth.u2002
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 23, 2022
Why India is losing faith in the West
Criticizing India for continuing to buy oil from Russia is especially galling, given that European nations have yet to wean themselves off Russian energy supplies.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 7, 2022
Is there a method to Putin’s Ukraine madness?
While European political leaders pursued dialogue with Russia and offered various forms of appeasement, we now know that a diplomatic “solution” was never really on the table.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 7, 2022
How Putin destroyed the three myths of America’s global order
Putin's gambit is producing an intellectual paradigm shift, a recognition that this war may be a prelude to more devastating conflicts unless democratic states respond.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 6, 2022
Putin’s justification for an attack on Ukraine conjures up memories of WWII and Hitler
Similar to Putin's justification for invading Ukraine, Hitler threatened to invade Czechoslovakia in order to incorporate districts with a German-speaking population.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Mar 4, 2022
Biden demonstrates true leadership in the Ukraine crisis
The West, and the world, has united to oppose the invasion of Ukraine. While many leaders deserve credit for helping to forge this coalition, Biden deserves a good deal of the credit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2022
Ukraine invasion fallout hitting already-battered supply chains
Oil is now topping $110 a barrel, while European natural gas hit an all-time high this week. Wheat soared past $11 a bushel to the highest level in 14 years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 2, 2022
Ukraine invasion adds to chaos for global supply chains
Russia's military incursion is severing key supply chains and setting off a scramble among global companies to comply with new sanctions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 10, 2021
Biden’s warning to Putin on Ukraine has Indo-Pacific ramifications as well
No one in Japan seems to have pondered the strategic and geopolitical implications that the second Biden-Putin summit meeting may have for the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 10, 2021
Unfortunately for North Korea, there is a new boss in the White House
Despite making economic development his domestic priority five years ago, Kim has failed to improve basic living conditions in the country.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 7, 2021
The case for stronger Russia sanctions
The Crimea sanctions have had the intended economic effect. Whereas Central and Eastern Europe's GDP has grown by 3% to 5% per year since 2014, Russia's has stagnated.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 31, 2021
Why the U.S.-China conflict is threatening the future of Wall Street
Both sides have introduced measures affecting the other's operations, but care must be taken to manage escalation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 30, 2021
Will Japan become a hub for Russia and China to evade sanctions?
As sanctions coordination increases between the U.S. and its allies, Japan must join them with similar sanctions or risk becoming a hub for Chinese and Russian sanctions evasion.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 15, 2021
Iran drops the fig leaf of its nuclear fatwa
The decree was always more political than religious - designed to provide cover for whatever nuclear course was expedient for Tehran at any given time.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 27, 2021
North Korea’s new economic plan looks a lot like the old one
International sanctions and coronavirus lockdowns have resulted in an unprecedented level of isolation that is quickly becoming an existential issue for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 28, 2020
A dismal year everywhere was even worse for Iran
After a year in which the regime has failed on every other front, it will almost inevitably double down on its only other source of legitimacy: its visceral anti-Americanism.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world