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12/01/2021
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.
12/01/2021
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
07/01/2021
Política The Japan Times - Japón Relaciones Bilaterales

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.
06/01/2021
Política The Japan Times - Japón Economía

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.
18/12/2020
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.
10/12/2020
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.”
02/12/2020
Política The Japan Times - Japón Salud

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.
02/12/2020
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.
20/11/2020
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.
16/11/2020
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.
16/11/2020
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.
13/11/2020
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.
13/11/2020
Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Regional

Japan to stay in step over fiscal stimulus with U.S. under Biden

Japan will seek to keep in step with the new U.S. administration under President-elect Joe Biden in taking fiscal stimulus steps to revive the pandemic-hit world economy, while watching whether Washington will seek to return to a Trans-Pacific free trade pact it quit three years ago, Japanese officials say.
10/11/2020
Política The Japan Times - Japón Relaciones Bilaterales LINDA SIEG

Japan should brace for 'leaderless era' as U.S. turns inward, Suga adviser says

A prominent economic adviser to the prime minister says Tokyo should prepare for a “leaderless era” as U.S. global leadership gradually withers, and expand other strategic ties while bolstering its security alliance with Washington.
10/11/2020
Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional Noriyuki Suzuki

After unpredictable Trump, Biden may keep Japan in trade quagmire

Japan has been treading carefully to maintain the right balance with its top two trading partners, China and the United States.
09/11/2020
Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional Daniel Moss

It's the Fed, not the White House, that matters most in Asia

Please look beyond the White House for just a few minutes, Asia. The place that matters most for you right now is the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Building, a few blocks away on Constitution Ave.
03/11/2020
Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional Eric Johnston

Japan looks to past ties with Trump and Biden for glimpses of the future

Americans vote for their next president Tuesday in a contest being watched closely in Japan for its impact on the future direction of bilateral relations.
28/10/2020
Economía The Japan Times - Japón Economía Internacional

Japan upgrades regional economic assessment for second quarter in row

The Finance Ministry on Wednesday upgraded its overall assessment of regional economies for the second consecutive quarter, in another indication that the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic is waning.
13/10/2020
Política The Japan Times - Japón

Chinese ships remain in Japanese waters near Senkakus for record time

Chinese Coast Guard ships that entered Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea over the weekend have remained there for a record length of time, the Japan Coast Guard said Tuesday.
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