Illustration: Stephen Case Illustration: Stephen Case
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Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

Why Japan should focus on making friends and money, not interfering in Taiwan

  • Asia needs a progressive geo-economic evolution led by a friendlier, outward-looking Japan, not further remilitarisation
  • Japan does best and offers neighbours its best when it keeps its military on a leash while unleashing its impressive entrepreneurial powers

Illustration: Stephen Case Illustration: Stephen Case
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Tom Plate

Tom Plate

Tom Plate is a university professor and a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America. This Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of the LMU’s path-finding Asia Media International Centre. He is also the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Confessions of an American Media Man” (2007), four volumes in the “Giants of Asia” series, and three In the 'Tom Plate on Asia' book series. He is vice-president of the Pacific Century Institute, in Los Angeles.