East Asia


Part of the East Asia program, The Stimson Center’s Japan program provides an engaging platform for academics and policymakers to discuss and analyze Japan’s security challenges and its alliance with the United States. The program produces high-quality analysis to help policymakers in Washington, D.C. have a better understanding of Japanese politics and security issues.


Research and Analysis

May 5, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has finally spoken up about revising Japan’s Constitution.

May 1, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

There is more than the usual interest in the seventieth birthday of Japan’s constitution, importantly because of a move to revision of its most unusual and distinguishing feature — Article 9, its famous peace clause. When enacted in 1947, the Japanese constitution embodied the idealism — renuncia

April 27, 2017 | EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy

Tensions between Japan and South Korea are an ongoing concern, with controversies relating to historical issues periodically souring diplomatic relations.

March 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On March 30, Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) submitted a recommendation for the steps Japan should take to effectively respond to an ever-heightening missile threat from North Korea.

March 21, 2017

On March 7, 2017, Japan Program Intern Peter Wyckoff interviewed Kei Koga, author of “Toward Effective Institution-Building in Peacebuilding” in Peacebuilding and Japan: Views from the Next Generation, the Japan Program's newest publication.
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