Japan's Foreign Policy Challenges in East Asia: Views from the Next Generation

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Japan's Foreign Policy Challenges in East Asia: Views from the Next Generation

A new Stimson Center report, with essays written by four Japanese policy analysts, takes a close look at the challenges Japan faces in the coming years. The topics covered in this volume - Japan's relations with China, South Korea, North Korea and Southeast Asia - are all issues of intense policy interest in Washington as well as Tokyo. 

The report, titled "Japan's Foreign Policy Challenges in East Asia: Views from the Next Generation" was edited by Yuki Tatsumi, Senior Associate in the East Asia program at Stimson. The authors include Ken Jimbo, associate professor at Japan's Keio University; Junya Nishino, associate professor at Keio University; Yasuyo Sakata, professor of international relations at Japan's Kanda University of International Studies; and Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki, professor of international relations at Waseda University in Tokyo. After a round of workshops for each topic, the project culminated in a final publication launch event at the Stimson Center. 

Project Activities:

"US Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific Region: Implications for Japan-Southeast Asia Relations"
Workshop with Ken Jimbo (July 18, 2013)
See Executive Summary, related article

"Japan-ROK Relations: Overcoming the Challenges"
Workshop with Junya Nishino (July 29, 2013)
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"North Korea: Japan's Policy Options"
Workshop with Yasuyo Sakata (August 21, 2013)
See Executive Summary

"Japan-China Relations: Japan's Policy Challenges"
Workshop with Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki (September 9, 2013)
See Executive Summary

"Japan's Challenges in East Asia: Views from the Next Generation"
Publication Launch at The Stimson Center (March 11, 2014) 
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