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

February 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On February 10, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Washington, DC. He will be the second foreign leader to visit the White House since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

February 3, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

New U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited East Asia for his first foreign trip as the head of the Pentagon. Over the last several days, he visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan, meeting with his counterparts in both countries.

December 13, 2016

By Jeremy Fuller

December 12, 2016 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of Presidential Inbox 2017 — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the Trump administration faces during its first 100 days in office.

December 6, 2016 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced in his press conference on December 5 that he would visit Hawaii from December 26 to 27  for his last summit meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.

November 28, 2016 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Why did Prime Minister Abe meet with President-elect Trump so soon after the US presidential election? Yuki Tatsumi discussed the unprecedented visit with BBC UK Regional Radio on November 17, 2016.
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