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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 22, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Japan is unlikely to develop nuclear weapons to counter the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability, a Japanese security specialist said last week in Taipei.

August 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On August 8, the Washington Post reported the assessment of U.S. intelligence sources that North Korea has considerably elevated the threat posed by the regime in Pyongyang.

July 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Alex Bollfrass , EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy , EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The United States must ensure that its military can adapt to an evolving threat environment to maintain its relative advantage vis-à-vis potential adversaries. Should the U.S. tackle this task unilaterally, however, the perception of relative U.S.

June 28, 2017 | EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy

In 2015, Japan’s census confirmed that its population had decreased for the first time since the government began counting in 1920.

June 26, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On June 20, the Research Committee on Security (Anzen Hosho Chosa-kai) within Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) rele

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.

March 21, 2017

On March 7, 2017, Japan Program Intern Peter Wyckoff interviewed Rie Takezawa, author of “Japan’s Peacebuilding in Africa” in Peacebuilding and Japan: Views from the Next Generation, the Japan Program's newest publication.

March 16, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On March 10, the Japanese government decided to stop the dispatch of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) engineering units to the United Nation’s Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) after the current unit comp

March 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Peacebuilding and Japan: Views from the Next Generation presents policy briefs exploring Japan’s development of the concept of peacebuilding as well as its practical contributions.
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