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Suga and EU leaders call for stability across Taiwan Strait

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and European Union leaders called for “peace and stability” across the Taiwan Strait on Thursday as mainland China continues to step up pressure on the self-governed island.
Política The Japan Times - Japón Salud RYUSEI TAKAHASHI

Suga to declare emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to declare states of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures on Friday as the country resorts to contingency measures to contain a fourth wave of the coronavirus.
Política The Japan Times - Japón Salud Michelle Fay Cortez

Asian nations scale back AstraZeneca rollout amid safety woes

Countries across the Asia Pacific are demurring on AstraZeneca PLC’s COVID-19 vaccine, or restricting its use, in moves that may delay protection for the region amid concerns that the shot could trigger a rare and potentially deadly blood clotting condition.
Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional

Blinken, Austin to visit Japan, South Korea this month

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin plan to visit Japan and South Korea this month for foreign policy and security talks, three government sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.
Política The Japan Times - Japón Salud

Cautious Asian nations start deploying vaccine now proven elsewhere

After sitting on the sidelines as the U.S. and Europe plowed headlong into vaccinating against COVID-19, the parts of the world that contained the novel coronavirus most successfully are now starting to administer shots.
Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional

Japan's 2020 overtime pay marks fastest fall in 11 years amid pandemic

Average overtime pay in Japan in 2020 fell 12.1% from the previous year, the sharpest drop in 11 years, as the coronavirus pandemic forced many businesses to cut their operating hours, government data showed Tuesday.
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Japan defense official warns Myanmar coup could increase China's influence in region

The world’s democracies would risk pushing Myanmar into the arms of China if their response to the coup closes channels for communication with the Southeast Asian country’s powerful generals, Japan’s deputy defense minister said on Tuesday.
Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional YOICHI FUNABASHI

Will Biden’s emphasis on alliances go anywhere?

U.S. President Joe Biden has promised that re-engaging with the world and prioritizing alliances will top his administration’s diplomatic agenda. During his campaign, Biden fiercely criticized the Trump administration’s disregard for alliances, claiming that it had seriously undermined the status and influence of the United States on the world stage.
Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional YUICHI HOSOYA

How Japan can lead a free and open Indo-Pacific

The year 2020 was filled with geopolitical and geoeconomic changes that represented a major shift in world history, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. presidential election leading the way.
Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional HEIZO TAKENAKA

Will Japan’s economy improve in 2021?

The Japanese economy is slowly recovering. In the second quarter of 2020, GDP growth rate was a grim -28%. The third quarter showed a recovery of 23%, but there are still many problems
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Japan and Uruguay sign pact to tackle customs offenses and facilitate trade

Japan and Uruguay signed a pact Thursday aimed at promoting cooperation in simplifying customs procedures and cracking down on the infringement of intellectual property rights and the smuggling of drugs, guns and goods.
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Japan and Mexico agree to expand membership of TPP free trade pact

The Japanese and Mexican foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to coordinate on the steady enforcement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and expand the 11-party free trade agreement’s membership.
Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional KAZUHITO YAMASHITA

Biden should look to Obama's Asia-Pacific trade strategies

Much has been made of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) since it was signed in November. After all, participating countries account for 30% of the world’s GDP. Conspicuously absent was the United States.
Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional Jesse Johnson

No mention of China or Asia as Biden touts pick for Pentagon chief

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has called his pick for defense secretary, retired Central Command chief Gen. Lloyd Austin, a “trailblazing leader” with “deep experience … in critical Pentagon roles.” But there were two words noticeably absent from Biden’s announcement of his choice: “China” and “Indo-Pacific.”
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Japan ready to approve COVID-19 vaccines, following Britain

The Japanese government is ready to approve COVID-19 vaccines, a senior official suggested Wednesday, following news that Britain has approved a vaccine jointly developed by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc. and Germany’s BioNTech.
Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional

RCEP: Big numbers, bigger potential

The signing last Sunday of the RCEP, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, is a significant achievement. Eight years of negotiation yielded an agreement whose members account for 2.2 billion people and about 30% of the global economy. By those measures, it is the largest trade deal in history.
Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional MICHAEL MACARTHUR BOSACK

Japan's need for a clear U.S. commitment over the Senkakus

During a telephone conversation between senior defense officials last week, Washington reiterated its position that the Senkaku Islands fall under the United States’ scope of alliance commitments to Japan.
Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional Mark Leonard

Building back a better trans-Atlantic alliance

Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election has been met with a wave of relief across Europe, where many feared that a second term for Donald Trump would have threatened the very survival of the European Union. Biden offers at least the prospect of restoring a more traditional trans-Atlantic relationship. Many assume that the United States will return to leading the liberal international order, with Europeans playing a supporting role through diplomacy and soft power. Batman and Robin are back.
Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional YUKO TAKEO

Japanese economy rebounds from record slump as pandemic pain eases

Japan’s biggest expansion in more than a half century outpaced expectations as exports and consumption powered growth, though the recovery is likely to cool this quarter as the virus sets new infection records at home and overseas.
Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional IAIN MARLOW y KARI LINDBERG

Trump’s Taiwan and Hong Kong support poses early test for Biden

After Donald Trump’s election in late 2016, the U.S. president-elect took an unprecedented phone call from Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-Wen, shattering decades of diplomatic protocol and prompting angry protests from China. es un sitio web oficial del Gobierno Argentino