The publication launch was hosted by the Stimson Center on November 7, 2008.
Japan’s National Security Policy Infrastructure: Can Tokyo Meet Washington’s Expectation? is available for purchase online. The United States and Japan have been celebrating a transformation of the US-Japan alliance in recent years. But has Japan really changed as much as is oftern portrayed? As the United States continues to work with Japan to make the US-Japan alliance more functional, US policymakers must be aware of this gap. Japan’s National Security Policy Infrastructure: Can Tokyo Meet Washington’s Expectation? offers a window into the often opaque Japanese national security policy infrastructure. The book aims to facilitate a more nuanced understanding of Japan’s national security policy infrastructure among US policymakers as well as those who are interested in Japanese security policy and its impact on the US-Japan alliance.