"GFJ Commentary" Back Number

"GFJ Commentary" presents an occasional op-ed type publication of views by members of GFJ on relations of Japan with the rest of the world and other related international affairs. The views expressed herein are the authour's own and should not be attributed to GFJ.

No.117 Weakening Hegemony and Increasing Polarization in Africa ENDO Mitsugi December 29, 2023
No.116 Emerging Developments in Nagorno-Karabakh (Updates Following Recent Report) HIROSE Yoko October 1, 2023
No.115 Shifting Diplomacy with China SUZUKI Yoshikatsu September 1, 2023
No.114 Global South and Japan: Toward a new multipolar strategy TAKAHATA Yohei July 26, 2023
No.113 The War in Ukraine and Western Sanctions on Russia: Their Effects and Challenges TANAKA Soko May 29, 2023
No.112 How Should Japan Respond to the Chinese Reconnaissance Balloons? MASUZOE Yoichi March 24, 2023
No.111 Can we transform the worst global crisis since World War 2 into an opportunity for a Japanese renaissance? NAGASHIMA Akihisa January 31, 2023
No.110 The collapse of the Draghi administration in Italy and the significance of the 2022 general election ITO Takeshi November 30, 2022
No.109 Reflections on Japan's vision of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” TAKAHATA Yohei October 1, 2022
No.108 To Overcome This Once-in-a-Century Crisis of War and Plague NAGASHIMA Akihisa July 22, 2022
No.107 Do not be disturbed by the “suspension” of peace treaty negotiations with Russia
Ideal opportunity for completely breaking away from the policy of Russian appeasement
TOKIWA Shin June 1, 2022
No.106 Russian Aggression against Ukraine: Message to Japan Volodymyr OGRYSKO March 8, 2022
No.105 There was no promise of NATO non-expansion: Myth made by Putin HAKAMADA Shigeki February 6, 2022
No.104 Recommendations for Responding to the Current Situation in Afghanistan: From the Perspective of an Expert on Central Asia UYAMA Tomohiko December 1, 2021
No.103 Creating a Sustainable and Fair Competitive Environment through Digital Transformation (DX): Opportunities and Challenges for EU–Japan Cooperation FUKUDA Koji September 26, 2021
No.102 The European Green Deal and the Young Next Generation NAKANISHI Yumiko September 25, 2021
No.101 The EU's "Indo-Pacific Strategy" and Key Points for the Future WATANABE Hirotaka July 29, 2021
No.100 After a successful start of the new Commission, the EU in troubled waters Karel LANNOO June 21, 2021
No.99 Eurasian Dynamism and U.S. Diplomacy: A Study of Supply Chains for Mineral Resources SUGITA Hiroki May 30, 2021
No.98 Russia Making Inroads into US-China Power Struggle: Mask Diplomacy as a Case Example HIROSE Yoko May 15, 2021
No.97 Cyber Great Game and Two Heartlands TSUCHIYA Motohiro May 7, 2021
No.96 Study: Future of the Nuclear Arms Control and its Impact on Japan TAKEMOTO Shuhei March 15, 2021
No.95 President Mori's Statement and Gender Equality KOGA Hitoshi February 26, 2021
No.94 A Perspective on “China in the Eurasia Geo-politics/economics” MIFUNE Emi January 6, 2021
No.93 What Brings the High Approval Rate of the Suga Cabinet? KURANISHI Masako October 28, 2020
No.92 Space Development and Its Basic Research FUNADA Hajime August 30, 2020
No.91 Political Season for China is Under Way: Highlights of the 13th National People's Congress in 2020 MATSUMOTO Osamu June 12, 2020
No.90 Now is the time for Japan to adopt a true ‘Insight Diplomacy’ WATANABE Hirotaka April 28, 2020
No.89 Financial Power over Nuke Power, New US Strategy OH’I Sachiko February 25, 2020
No.88 There’s Something Only WTO Can Do OGATA Rintaro December 31, 2019
No.87 Thought from the Financial Crisis in Argentina SUZUKI Keisuke October 25, 2019
No.86 Japan Should Engage Hearts and Minds of International Community Including Koreans SANADA Yukimitsu August 29, 2019
No.85 “Reiwa” as an Era of “Beautiful Harmony” or “Order and Peace Under the Rule of Law” SHINODA Hideaki June 10, 2019
No.84 Japan-Korea Relations May Not Need An Easy Mending OKAMOTO Hiroaki April 25, 2019
No.83 A Clear ‘No’ to Unprepared Immigration Policy NAGASHIMA Akihisa February 25, 2019
No.82 The Northern Territories Issue Still No Signs of Headway NAKAMURA Jin December 25, 2018
No.81 What Japan Needs to be Careful of Japan-China Cooperation on BRI MIFUNE Emi October 26, 2018
No.80 The Presence of Britain the Maritime Empire and China’s Ambition SUZUKI Yoshikatsu August 28, 2018
No.79 Eurasia’s Comeback as the Pivot of the World Order: Its Meaning and Significance UYAMA Tomohiko June 22, 2018
No.78 Ambivalent China-Russia Relations in Eurasia HIROSE Yoko April 23, 2018
No.77 A New Significance of Joining of the Self Defense Forces in the US Military Sanctions against North Korea KURANISHI Masako February 22, 2018
No.76 2017 Election Manifestoes on Growth Strategy and Free Education Missing the Points NAKAMURA Jin December 21, 2017
No.75 The White House Splits over Japanese Nuclearization SUGIURA Masaaki October 30, 2017
No.74 The Meaning of “Kaken” or Adding New Articles to the Present Constitution of Japan OGATA Rintaro August 23, 2017
No.73 Be cautious about letting Chinese and Korean immigrants in Japan ITO Masanori June 15, 2017
No.72 Nuclear Issue of North Korea Jun. M. YAMAZAKI April 24, 2017
No.71 On Social Darwinism of Today KURANISHI Masako February 23, 2017
No.70 Internationalization of the Renminbi SANADA Yukimitsu December 19, 2016
No.69 A Feedback to the Trilateral Dialogue of China, Japan and South Korea IKEO Aiko October 31, 2016
No.68 Shadow of Mr. Soros Behind the Helicopter Money Debates in Japan TAMURA Hideo August 31, 2016
No.67 Can The Path Really Teach About the Good Life? KURANISHI Masako June 28, 2016
No.66 Japan Should Hold and Secure “Potential Nuclear Capability” KATO Seiichi April 12, 2016
No.65 Terrorism causes prejudice and discrimination against Muslims – the collective responsibility of Muslims KURANISHI Masako February 25, 2016
No.64 The presence of U.S. and Russia lent weight to G20 KAWAKAMI Takashi December 16, 2015
No.63 Prime Minister ABE Should Retract His Pledge to Mark "A Departure from the Post-war Regime" TANIMOTO Taku October 31, 2015
No.62 Greece and Korea – Analogy of the two peninsulas KURANISHI Masako August 31, 2015
No.61 Does the US Assume Japan and China Agree to Reshelf the Senkaku Issue? TSUMORI Shigeru June 29, 2015
No.60 Inherent Difficulties of Standing in "Middle of the Road" OGATA Rintaro April 27, 2015
No.59 Japan as the Key Actor to Strengthen US-Indian Partnership TAKAMINE Koushu February 17, 2015
No.58 Dual Tends of Great Power Aspiration and Micro-Nationalism NAKAMURA Jin December 22, 2014
No.57 How to Cleanse Asahi's Widespread "Misreports" on Comfort Women SUGIURA Masaaki October 23, 2014
No.56 Public Diplomacy Reconsidered CHINO Keiko August 28, 2014
No.55 New Putin Doctrine: Prelude to "New Cold War"? IIJIMA Kazutaka June 26, 2014
No.54 The Ideal of Soft Power Diplomacy for a Liberal International Order WATANABE Yasushi April 18, 2014
No.53 The Sino-Korean anti-Japanese Axis on Yasukuni Failed SUGIURA Masaaki February 18, 2014
No.52 Sanctity of Marriage WATANABE Shoichi December 27, 2013
No.51 Strategic Possibilities for Japan's Agriculture SHIMADA Haruo October 25, 2013
No.50 The Arrival of a New Era for the Japan-Africa Relations? MUTSUJI Shoji August 16, 2013
No.49 World Economy Divided into Blocs? OGATA Rintaro June 19, 2013
No.48 We Cannot Afford to See PM 2.5 Pollution Indifferently SAKAI Nobuhiko April 26, 2013
No.47 On Trenin's Proposal for Russia to Return Four Disputed Islands to Japan HAKAMADA Shigeki 28 February, 2013
No.46 Japan Should Formulate the Basic Policy of Living Without China OGAWA Hajime December 13, 2012
No.45 A bluff is the best way to approach Japanese FUJINAGA Takeshi October 19, 2012
No.44 Still in Office, NIWA Uichiro? Shame on You OKADA Shoichi August 17, 2012
No.43 Will World Uyghur Congress Sink a Great Ship? MUTSUJI Shoji June 26, 2012
No.42 "Japan‐ASEAN Dialogue" Should Discuss Not Only "Sea" But "Space" MATSUI Akira April 27, 2012
No.41 Is the US Really Returning to East Asia? SAKAI Nobuhiko February 27, 2012
No.40 Is It True Nobody Could Predict the Fall of the Soviet Union? YAMAMOTO Yuichi December 16, 2011
No.39 Government and People Together Must Address the Resolution of the Futenma Issue YUSHITA Hiroyuki October 31, 2011
No.38 The Death of Osama bin-Laden Bruce MAZLISH August 5, 2011
No.37 Is Osama Bin Laden a Criminal or a Hero? ITO Masanori June 26, 2011
No.36 Now is the Time for the Third Nation Building YAMAZAWA Ippei April 28, 2011
No.35 On “Japan-U.S. Relations in the Era of Smart Power” YAMAZAWA Ippei March 1, 2011
No.34 Black joke in terrorism in Russia OOTOMI Akira February 28, 2011
No.33 Meltdown of Japan HAKAMADA Shigeki December 31, 2010
No.32 Is DPJ Capable of Ruling? OKADA Shoichi October 31, 2010
No.31 Ruling DPJ Lacking Majority in Diet and No Good Signs for Coalition; What is Happening in Japanese Politics? SUGIURA Masaaki August 30, 2010
No.30 Unfinished Tasks of the Futenma Issue YUSHITA Hiroyuki June 30, 2010
No.29 A Government Can be Collapsed by "Such a Thing" SUGIURA Masaaki April 30, 2010
No.28 Some Thoughts on Futenma Station Relocation Issue OKAWARA Yoshio February 26, 2010
No.27 Reflections on Russia Train Bombing OOTOMI Akira December 31, 2009
No.26 Unfathomable Japanese Policy toward Russia HAKAMADA Shigeki October 31, 2009
No.25 Adopt a New Pacifism as Japan's National Policy YUSHITA Hiroyuki August 31, 2009
No.24 What We Expect from India IWAKUNI Tetsundo June 30, 2009
No.23 On Democratizing the World YANO Takuya April 30, 2009
No.22 Suggestions From Japan for Post-Kyoto Protocol Framework SUZUKI Keisuke February 26, 2009
No.21 How We Should Respond to Terrorism HOSONO Goshi January 23, 2009
No.20 The Question is Afghanistan IRIYAMA Akira December 10, 2008
No.19 Hailing Prime Minister Aso's Stance towards China YUSHITA Hiroyuki November 20, 2008
No.18 Georgia Crisis Reveals Limits of the European Neighborhood Policy KOKUBO Yasuyuki October 15, 2008
No.17 Japan's ‘Virtue’ and the Abduction Issue YAMAUCHI Masayuki September 30, 2008
No.16 On Japan's Use of Space for Defense Purposes KINOSHITA Hiroo August 23, 2008
No.15 For the Agriculture with Security, Safety, Low Price and Stability IWAKUNI Tetsundo July 24, 2008
No.14 Promote Active Diplomacy in the Arctic Circle KAWAI Masao June 20, 2008
No.13 Japan Forlorn in the World MORI Toshimitsu May 16, 2008
No.12 New Movement of the International Whaling Commission OKAWARA Yoshio April 23, 2008
No.11 Unsustainable Chinese “Continental Shelf” Theory YUSHITA Hiroyuki March 19, 2008
No.10 JICA and Crisis Management: 34 Years NISHIKAWA Megumi February 6, 2008
No.9 Lessons for Peace Learned from Canadian Experiences TAJIMA Takashi January 22, 2008
No.8 The Global Warming Issue Reaches Boiling Point SUZUKI Keisuke November 16, 2007
No.7 Success Stories and Failed States in the Developing World TAKAHASHI Kazuo October 5, 2007
No.6 Indirect Support from Japan Is Key to China's Reform KOKUBUN Ryosei July 26, 2007
No.5 The Meaning of the G8 and the Unusual Character of the Russian State MURAKAMI Masayasu June 3, 2007
No.4 Japanese culture as a basis for civilization in the 21st century KAI Noritake May 1, 2007
No.3 Japan from the viewpoint of culture and civilization II KAI Noritake March 23, 2007
No.2 State of East Asian Community Concept and ASEAN Integration ITO Kenichi February 21, 2007
No.1 Japan from the viewpoint of culture and civilization KAI Noritake February 21, 2007