Masakazu Toyoda

Articles written by Masakazu Toyoda

The Case for Energy Cooperation in East Asia: Part II

By Masakazu Toyoda
, on , Briefing

Despite heightened political tensions among Japan, China and South Korea over territorial disputes in the East China Sea, Asian economic cooperation remains critical to the global economy as it struggles to return to widespread growth. Energy cooperation among these three Asian powers offers an opportunity for much-needed engagement, and nowhere is this more urgent than in the area of nuclear energy. more

The Case for Energy Cooperation in East Asia: Part I

By Masakazu Toyoda
, on , Briefing

Over the past few months, Japan’s relations with China and South Korea have deteriorated rapidly over territorial disputes. This is particularly true for relations between Japan and China. Territorial sovereignty is inevitably a politically sensitive issue. Yet there remain important areas, especially in energy, where cooperation among Japan, China and South Korea is not only possible but necessary. more