Tobias Harris

The Bright Side of Japan’s Bleak Election

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: In the News

“On paper,” writes Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business Tobias Harris in an October 25 op-ed for New Republic, “it looks like Japan’s October 22 general election was more of the same.” Despite the successes of the October 22 election for the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, says Harris, this election may be a turning point for Japan.

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Giving Up Hope: How Yuriko Koike Lost Japan’s Snap Election

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: In the News

“Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike upstaged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by announcing that she would lead her newly created Party of Hope in the snap election that Abe announced later that same day,” wrote Sasakawa USA’s Tobias Harris in an opinion piece published by Foreign Affairs. Nonetheless, he continues, the Party of Hope eventually fizzled.

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After TPP: The future of U.S.-Japan trade relations

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: In the News

A bilateral economic dialogue between the United States and Japan emphasized win-win economic cooperation. The friendly discussions, however, obscured the extent to which Japan and the United States are pursuing conflicting visions of the U.S.-Japan economic relationship, writes Sasakawa USA Fellow Tobias Harris, in this op-ed published by The Diplomat.

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A good deal For Trump and Abe: The right way to press Japan on trade

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: In the News

For nearly 50 years, every U.S. administration has had to balance maintaining a close political and security relationship with Japan and preserving fair economic ties. U.S. President Donald Trump will start writing the next chapter in this history when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on February 10 and 11.

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