Japan as a “Peace Enabler”: Views from the Next Generation

The Stimson Center’s latest publication Japan as a “Peace Enabler” offers a collection of policy briefs on the evolution of Japan’s contribution to international peace, particularly through the United Nations. The briefs have been written by Japanese leading and emerging experts and scholars, who address Japan’s national interests and policy goals, its contributions, the challenges and obstacles to Japan’s policy goals, prospects for U.S.-Japan engagement, and policy recommendations for issues such as Japan’s relationship with the United Nations, the concept of “human security,” U.S.-Japan efforts to address state fragility, human resource development for peacebuilding, and Japan’s contributions to peacekeeping operations. The authors describe Japan’s unique and important role as a contributor to international peace, as well as means by which Japan can strengthen its partnership with the U.S. and partner nations in the U.N. in order to more effectively respond to growing challenges.
WHAT: The launch of the report Japan as a “Peace Enabler.”

Colonel Michio Suda
, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 
Kazuo Tase, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting
Kazuto Tsuruga, Osaka University
Dr. Yuji Uesugi, Waseda University
Yuki Tatsumi (moderator), Senior Associate, Stimson’s East Asia program

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