20 Years of the Japan Program

20 Years of the Japan Program

Stimson’s Japan Program, launched in 1999, seeks to provide a dynamic platform for engaging in useful discussion and analysis on the security issues relevant to Japan and its alliance with the United States. We strive to provide empirically based, high-quality analyses in order to promote a clear understanding of Japanese politics and security issues in Washington, D.C., as well as to facilitate professional exchanges between security policy experts in Japan and the U.S. In order to achieve these goals, the program engages in three core activities: policy-relevant research, outreach events, and visiting fellows.