Interview on Monocle24 Radio’s “The Foreign Desk”

I recently spoke with Andrew Mueller of Monocle24 Radio's "The Foreign Desk" program for an episode that aired on 25 July 2020 focused on Abe Shinzō and his legacy. Mueller had read an advanced version of The Iconoclast and his questions gave me an opportunity to discuss some of my main arguments. It works well …

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Upper House elections commentary

I was quoted in several articles on Japan's 21 July 2019 upper house elections: Sophie Jackman and Isabel Reynolds, "Japan's Abe Falls Short of Supermajority in Election Win," Bloomberg, 21 July 2019AFP, "Japan's Abe keeps upper house grip but no 'supermajority'"Grace Shao, "After elections, Japan’s leader Abe will be seeking a big win on trade," …

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On Japan-China relations in the SCMP

I was quoted extensively in an article by Karen Yeung in the South China Morning Post. However, if Japan begins to cooperate with the initiative and is able to influence the quality of investments and reduce funding risks, China could potentially allay such criticism, according to Tobias Harris, senior vice-president at global CEO consulting and …

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