Lim Tai Wei

Dr Lim Tai Wei was Visiting Senior Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Lim Tai Wei (3)

Kishida’s Charm Diplomacy in Southeast Asia: Moral Suasion Does the Trick

Lim Tai Wei|William Choong

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s visits to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand have burnished Japan’s regional credentials, particularly on contentious issues such as the war in Ukraine, the South China Sea disputes and the evolving order in the Indo-Pacific.

The State of Southeast Asia Survey

Japan’s Standing in Southeast Asia: Down But Not Out

Lim Tai Wei

Japan has suffered some dips in ranking in the 2022 State of Southeast Asia Survey. That said, Japan’s residual soft power in the region remains undisputed.

Is Kishida’s ‘New Capitalism’ Japan’s New Political-Economic Doctrine?

Lim Tai Wei

Fumio Kishida’s economic policies seek to integrate and refine aspects of Abenomics laid down by Shinzo Abe. These policies should help project Japan’s image as a benign power and reinvigorate its investments in Southeast Asia.