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Kato Yoshikazu

Kato Yoshikazu

Rakuten Securities Economic Research Institute

Kato Yoshikazu is research fellow at the Rakuten Securities Economic Research Institute and a director of Trans-Pacific Group (TPG), a Tokyo-based geopolitical and economic research and consulting firm.

Articles by Kato Yoshikazu

Geopolitics

What Is Xi Jinping’s Major Power Diplomacy?

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Since Xi Jinping ascended to the presidency, he has spearheaded a reorientation of China’s major power diplomacy. With China’s foreign policy in the spotlight during the annual meeting of its legislature, Yoshikazu Kato of the Asia Global Institute outlines his thoughts on what this diplomacy is and how it came about.

Geopolitics

The Power of Three: How US-China-Japan Dynamics Shape Asia Pacific

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Japan could be the lynchpin the keeps US-China relations from going off the rails.

Geopolitics

History Hurts: Japan and Korea Should Dial their Dispute Down

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Domestic politics trumps diplomacy: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken a strong line on Korea to boost his approval ratings

Geopolitics

Abe Power and the US-China Cold War

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Shinzo Abe, now Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, is steering Japan across tricky diplomatic waters.

Geopolitics

Covid-19 and the Implementation of Xi Jinping’s Major-Power Diplomacy

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Tensions between China and the US have been exacerbated by the emergence of a more assertive China on the global stage and Xi Jinping’s pursuit of major-power diplomacy

Politics

Understanding Xi Jinping: Global Leadership with Chinese Characteristics

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Yoshikazu Kato of the Asia Global Institute offers an eight-point analysis of the character, thinking, intentions and behavior of China's leader, Xi Jinping.

Politics

The Olympics and Covid-19: Suga’s Run for Political Gold

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Could the prime minister take a victory lap after a successful Games and then bag the gold at the polls?

Geopolitics

Japan’s Taiwan Policy – Is Deeper Engagement the New Normal?

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Suga Yoshihide’s successor as prime minister will have to navigate a tricky environment.

Geopolitics

Is Japan the Role Model for Middle-Power Diplomacy?

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Japan could demonstrate how a middle power can successfully set a path through the treacherous terrain of the great power rivalry.