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Featured Speakers Kunihiko Miyake, Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies Hiroyuki Akita, Commentator, Nihon Keizai Shimbun
Published November 4, 2021 / Held November 8, 2021

Featured Speakers Gen. Shunji “Bert” Izutsu, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self-Defense Force Gen. Izutsu was previously the Commander of the Air Defense Command at Yokota and Commander of the Western Air Defense Force(Kasuga). He has also served as Direct …

Voices from Japan: Future of U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation in Aerospace Read More »

Published October 29, 2021 / Held November 5, 2021

Project Note
The Stimson Center conducted a Track 1.5 trilateral dialogue with experts from Japan, Taiwan, and the United States on September 29, 2021 to discuss the recent developments in Japan-Taiwan relations and the possibilities for further cooperation on maritime safety.
By Pamela Kennedy Co-Author  ·  Dustin Hinkley Co-Author  ·  Yuki Tatsumi Dialogue Moderator
Published October 21, 2021

Featured Speakers Kunihiko Miyake, Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies Kuni Miyake is the Research Director for Foreign and National Security Affairs at the Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS). Miyake joined the Ministry of Fore …

Post-Abe and Suga Japanese Foreign Policy Read More »

Published October 6, 2021 / Held October 21, 2021

Originally published by The Diplomat Magazine in October 2021.
By Yuki Tatsumi Author
Published October 1, 2021

Originally published in The Diplomat.
Published September 28, 2021

Originally published in the Diplomat
Published September 11, 2021

The new vision for the U.S. Marine Corps will impact cooperation with allies as well.
By Alec Bohlman
Published July 24, 2021

Japan’s ruling coalition failed to win a majority in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election. Is this the beginning of a leadership vacuum in Japan?
Published July 8, 2021

Featured Speakers ADM Tomohisa Takei (JMSDF, ret.), 32nd Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (2014-2016) Admiral Tomohisa Takei was the 32nd Chief of Staff of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Previous positions include Commandant, JMSDF …

Voices from Japan: US-Japan Defense Cooperation in the Maritime Domain Read More »

Published July 8, 2021 / Held July 20, 2021

This article was originally published in the June 2021 issue of The Diplomat Magazine
Published June 3, 2021

This article was originally published by The Diplomat on May 21, 2021
Published May 24, 2021

Originally published in the Diplomat on April 29, 2021.
By Darlene Onuorah
Published May 3, 2021

Four Japanese scholars explore the current state of Japan-Taiwan relations and make recommendations for further development.
By Pamela Kennedy Editor ·  Yuki Tatsumi Editor
Published March 17, 2021

In May 2020, more than 40 world leaders urged the UN to act against cyberattacks on healthcare, and some experts say cyberattacks on COVID-19 related health facilities could qualify under the criteria for ‘use of force.’ The stability of healthcare systems is threatened by the overwhelming pandemic, but a more harmful risk is manmade collapse through malicious actions: cyberattacks.
Published March 11, 2021

Featured Speakers Madoka Fukuda, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Global Politics, Hosei University Fukuda specializes in the PRC’s diplomacy and cross-Strait relations in the postwar years. She is the author of The PRC’s Diplomacy and Taiwan: The Origi …

Japan-Taiwan Relations Report Launch: Views from the Next Generation Read More »

Published March 5, 2021 / Held March 17, 2021

With less than five months remaining until the scheduled opening of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide faces a monumental decision that could cost him his office: Should Japan hold the Olympics as scheduled, post …

Tokyo Olympics: To Be or Not To Be? Read More »

Published March 3, 2021

Featured Speakers Koji Tomita, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America (Opening Remarks) GEN Ryoichi Oriki (ret., JGSDF), 3rd Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff, JSDF ADM Patrick Walsh (ret. USN), 59th Vice …

10 Years After Operation Tomodachi: Reflection and Looking Ahead Read More »

Published February 26, 2021 / Held March 12, 2021

Featured Speakers: MG Craig Q. “Lake” Timberlake, Ret., USMC In his decades of service, MG Timberlake held numerous positions across the operating forces, supporting establishment, and headquarters, including Chief of Staff of the Third Marine Division …

Operation Tomodachi: Views from Bilateral Coordination Action Team (BCAT) Sendai Read More »

Published February 22, 2021 / Held March 4, 2021

Speakers LTC Jasmin Cho, US Army Reserves; Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of StateLTC Satoko Torihata, Staff Officer, Public Affairs Office, Ground Staff Office, Japan Self-Defense Forces This event is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Japan:
Published February 18, 2021 / Held February 25, 2021

Japan’s 2021 defence budget is set to be its largest ever, continuing a near decade-long trend set in motion by former prime minister Shinzo Abe. Under Abe’s watch, Japan has increased its defence budget every year since 2005. The uptick in spending ha …

Japanese defense spending at the fiscal crossroads Read More »

Published February 17, 2021

Event Emma Chanlett-Avery discusses the Pacific Deterrence Initiative. Kate Walsh discusses the concept of a maritime peacekeeping operation. Yurika Ishii discusses issues …

The Security Environment in Western Pacific Waters Read More »

Published January 29, 2021 / Held February 10, 2021

Featured Speakers: MG Kazuo Tokito, ret. JASDF; Advisor, Defense Systems Group, Hitachi Ltd.; Visiting Fellow, JASDF Air Command and Staff College MG Tokito retired from JASDF in 2017 as a vice commander of the Northern Air Defense Command. At Matsushi …

Operation Tomodachi: Views from the Ground Read More »

Published January 6, 2021 / Held January 15, 2021

Japan’s relationship with Vietnam presents a model for how the U.S. can engage Vietnam and build a robust security-centric relationship
By Thomas Santos
Published January 5, 2021

Featuring VADM Scott Van Buskirk, Retired, USN; Former Commander, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, Former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations/Chief of Naval Personnel VADM Scott Van Buskirk commanded U.S. 7th Fleet during Operation Tomodachi while deployed in Yokosuk …

Remembering Operation Tomodachi: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward Read More »

Published November 18, 2020 / Held December 4, 2020

Event Panel
Featuring Nobukatsu Kanehara, Professor, Faculty of Law, Department of Political Science, Doshisha University Nobukatsu Kanehara is a former senior diplomat of Japan. He was Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary in the second Abe administration from 2012 t …

What Awaits the U.S.-Japan Alliance under New Leadership? Read More »

Published November 9, 2020 / Held November 24, 2020

Event Book Talk
Speakers Abraham M. Denmark is Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Denmark’s expertise is in the politics and security of the Indo-Pacific, and in U.S. strategy toward the region. He is the author of th …

U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century: Empowering Allies and Partners Read More »

Published September 28, 2020 / Held October 15, 2020

Speakers: Tobias Harris, Author, The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan Tobias S. Harris is a Senior Vice President of the advisory firm Teneo, covering Japan and East Asia. He is the author of a newly published biography of Japan’s longest-servi …

Shinzo Abe Resigns— What Now? Read More »

Published September 14, 2020 / Held September 17, 2020

This article was originally published in the Diplomat Magazine
By Yuki Tatsumi Author
Published September 2, 2020

As Japan works on its next generation fighter, joint development with the United States has challenges and rewards
By Thomas Lattanzio Author
Published September 1, 2020

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