Key Challenges in Japan’s Defense Policy: Views from the Next Generation

Japan is concentrating its efforts to reconceptualize its national defense to meet a modern, more uncertain security environment. Japan must work around constitutional constraints, an aging population, and alliance demands to develop its defensive capabilities in close cooperation with the United States and other partners. The authors of Key Challenges in Japan’s Defense Policy present fresh and insightful reports on core security issues—from cyberspace to outer space—that Japan must face.

Featured Speakers:

Takahisa Kawaguchi, Senior Fellow, Tokio Marine & Nichido Risk Consulting

Mr Kawaguchi is unable to travel and will join the event via video.

Takahisa Kawaguchi is a Senior Fellow at Tokio Marine & Nichido Risk Consulting Co., Ltd. He is of research member of the 21st Century Public Policy Institute at the Japan Business Federation, and a co-researcher at the Center for Global Security at the National Defense Academy.

Masashi Murano, Fellow, Hudson Institute

Masashi Murano is a fellow at the Hudson Institute. For the past nine years, Murano was in research, analysis, and facilitation of numerous classified products related to strategic intelligence assessment and policy planning for the Government of Japan.

Taro Sato, Nonresident Fellow, Stimson

Taro Sato (Lt. Col., JASDF) is a Nonresident Fellow at Stimson with the East Asia Program, and an M.A. candidate at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Prior, he served over ten years as an F-15 pilot.

Yoshimitsu Sato, Nonresident Fellow, Stimson

Yoshimitsu Sato (LCDR, JMSDF) is a Nonresident Fellow at Stimson with the East Asia Program and is a Surface Warfare Officer with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Sato earned his B.A. in Science and Engineering from the National Defense Academy and an M.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.

Ayumi Teraoka, Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University

Ayumi Teraoka is a Ph.D. candidate in security studies at Princeton. Prior, she was a research associate for the Japan Studies program at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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