Our Japanese colleague, Professor and former Ambassador Kazuhiko Togo, has written me with his thoughts from an East Asian perspective on implications of the coronavirus pandemic for international, state-to-state relations.
Professor Togo has convened several workshops in Japan on ethical principles from China and Japan which could contribute constructively to a shared global understanding of moral obligations. From Japan, he is suggesting use of yawaragi or seeking harmony through moderation and mediation of different interests for mutual collaboration. Professor Togo has just co-authored a book in Japanese on res-assessing conventional norms for evaluation of public policies.
I would be very interested in your thoughts and feedback.
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