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

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.

April 26, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On 17–18 April 2018, US President Donald Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The pair’s personal rapport was emphasised throughout Abe’s visit to the United States.

April 24, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The Stimson Center's Japan Program is proud to present the annual Voices from Japan: National Security Speaker Series. Each year, senior-level Japanese opinion leaders are invited to Washington, D.C.

April 13, 2018 | EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy

By Pamela Kennedy

March 16, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Balancing Between Nuclear Deterrence and Disarmament: Views from the Next Generation presents policy briefs exploring Japan’s complex balancing act between its short-term need for nuclear deterrence and long-term desire for nuclear disarmament. In order to meet its national security need

March 6, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Launched in 1999, the Stimson Center's Japan Visiting Fellows Program provides mid-career level Japanese security experts from government agencies and ministries, news organizations, and research institutions with the opportunity to conduct policy-oriented research in Washington, D.C.

January 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

In the press conference on January 9, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said her government will not seek the renegotiation of the December 2015 agreement it reached with Japan regarding the comfort women iss

January 9, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On Aug. 22, 2007, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke in front of the Indian Parliament and articulated a vision for the Indo-Pacific region.

January 5, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On December 15, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a speech at a conference held at Kyodo News. Much of his speech was about how he envisions continuing his efforts to revitalize the Japanese economy.

December 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Two weeks have passed since North Korea test-launched

November 21, 2017 | EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy

Just as U.S.

November 9, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

U.S. President Donald J. Trump began his first Asia trip with a visit to Japan. During his stay in Japan from November 5 to 7, his host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, went all out to welcome the president and First Lady Melania Trump.

September 29, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On September 27, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike launched her new party Kibo no To (Party of Hope).
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