Former Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
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How Abe changed Japan
Abe Shinzo, assassinated on Friday, leaves an enduring legacy for his transformation of Japanese foreign and security policy writes Bill Emmott.
The Tokyo Games will go on
With Tokyo and Okinawa now under a state of emergency, and the Tokyo Olympics less than two weeks away, up to 80% of the Japanese population is calling for the Games to be scrapped. However, Bill Emmott argues Japan's infrastructure leaves the country in good stead to both fight the virus and safely hold the first Games of the COVID era.
How to Make Japan Great Again
Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has arrived with a suite of ambitious policy ideas, including plans to digitize government services and revive the country’s regional banks. But he has yet to come up with an overarching theme that strikes a chord with the public. Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of The Economist, writes that Suga should declare that by 2030, Japan will be positioned to make the best possible use of its one and only natural resource – its people.