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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.

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Research and Analysis

August 20, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Japan-South Korea relations are spiraling out of control.

June 3, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The abduction issue (rachi mondai) has been a major constraint on Japan’s policy toward North Korea for the last several decades. In the 1970s, a number of Japanese citizens disappeared and it has long been suspected that they were abducted by North Korean agents.

April 2, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Relations between Japan and South Korea have descended to a new low.

March 28, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

In February 2019, Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) held its annual party convention.

March 8, 2019 | EXPERT: Akriti Vasudeva , EXPERT: Jason Li , EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy , EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

In 2004, Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S. worked together to respond to the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. In 2007, these four countries formed the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue – the Quad – seeking to deepen their cooperation, only to disband after a year.

March 6, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un drew to an early close when the two leaders realized they were nowhere near to be able to sign any agreement.

March 5, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

U.S. President Donald Trump just kicked off his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam.

January 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Views from the Next Generation is a series of policy briefs that offer recommendations for the most significant challenges facing Japan and its international partners today.

December 5, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Stimson’s East Asia Program is proud to announce the publication of Yun Sun’s second monograph on China and the Arctic, The Northern Sea Route: The Myth of Sino-Russian Cooperation.

October 26, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was reelected for the third term as the president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on September 20, lengthening his tenure as prime minister until 2021.

September 27, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On Sept. 20, Shinzo Abe won a third term in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s presidential election and extended his tenure as prime minister beyond this fall.

July 27, 2018

By Yuichiro Kakutani, Research Intern, Japan Program High-level leaders of all but one of the nations that joined North Korea in the defunct Six-Party Talks have met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the last two months. The lone exception: Japan.

July 25, 2018 | EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy

October 8 will mark the 20th anniversary of a declaration between Japan and South Korea to “squarely face the past and develop relations based on mutual understanding and trust.” This month, the foreign ministers of Japan

July 3, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On June 26, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States will not place a deadline on North Korea’s denuclearization. Even though he insisted that the U.S.

May 1, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The latest meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump was a sobering moment for Japan in many ways.
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