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The Stimson Center conducted a Track 1.5 trilateral dialogue with experts from Japan, Taiwan, and the United States on September 29, 2021 to discuss the recent developments in Japan-Taiwan relations and the possibilities for further cooperation on maritime safety.
By Pamela Kennedy Co-Author  ·  Dustin Hinkley Co-Author  ·  Yuki Tatsumi Dialogue Moderator
Published October 21, 2021


Event
Featured Speakers Kunihiko Miyake, Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies Kuni Miyake is the Research Director for Foreign and National Security Affairs at the Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS). Miyake joined the Ministry of Fore …

Post-Abe and Suga Japanese Foreign Policy Read More »

Published October 6, 2021 / Held October 21, 2021


Commentary
Originally published by The Diplomat Magazine in October 2021.
By Yuki Tatsumi Author
Published October 1, 2021


Op-Ed
Originally published in The Diplomat.
Published September 28, 2021


Op-Ed
Originally published in the Diplomat
Published September 11, 2021


Op-Ed
Japan’s ruling coalition failed to win a majority in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election. Is this the beginning of a leadership vacuum in Japan?
Published July 8, 2021


Op-Ed
This article was originally published in the June 2021 issue of The Diplomat Magazine
Published June 3, 2021


Op-Ed
This article was originally published by The Diplomat on May 21, 2021
Published May 24, 2021


Op-Ed
Originally published in the Diplomat on April 29, 2021.
By Darlene Onuorah
Published May 3, 2021


Book
Four Japanese scholars explore the current state of Japan-Taiwan relations and make recommendations for further development.
By Pamela Kennedy Editor ·  Yuki Tatsumi Editor
Published March 17, 2021


Commentary
In May 2020, more than 40 world leaders urged the UN to act against cyberattacks on healthcare, and some experts say cyberattacks on COVID-19 related health facilities could qualify under the criteria for ‘use of force.’ The stability of healthcare systems is threatened by the overwhelming pandemic, but a more harmful risk is manmade collapse through malicious actions: cyberattacks.
Published March 11, 2021


Event
Featured Speakers Madoka Fukuda, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Global Politics, Hosei University Fukuda specializes in the PRC’s diplomacy and cross-Strait relations in the postwar years. She is the author of The PRC’s Diplomacy and Taiwan: The Origi …

Japan-Taiwan Relations Report Launch: Views from the Next Generation Read More »

Published March 5, 2021 / Held March 17, 2021


Op-Ed
With less than five months remaining until the scheduled opening of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide faces a monumental decision that could cost him his office: Should Japan hold the Olympics as scheduled, post …

Tokyo Olympics: To Be or Not To Be? Read More »

Published March 3, 2021


Commentary
Japan’s relationship with Vietnam presents a model for how the U.S. can engage Vietnam and build a robust security-centric relationship
By Thomas Santos
Published January 5, 2021


Event
Featuring VADM Scott Van Buskirk, Retired, USN; Former Commander, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, Former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations/Chief of Naval Personnel VADM Scott Van Buskirk commanded U.S. 7th Fleet during Operation Tomodachi while deployed in Yokosuk …

Remembering Operation Tomodachi: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward Read More »

Published November 18, 2020 / Held December 4, 2020


Event
Speakers: Tobias Harris, Author, The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan Tobias S. Harris is a Senior Vice President of the advisory firm Teneo, covering Japan and East Asia. He is the author of a newly published biography of Japan’s longest-servi …

Shinzo Abe Resigns— What Now? Read More »

Published September 14, 2020 / Held September 17, 2020


Op-Ed
This article was originally published in the Diplomat Magazine
By Yuki Tatsumi Author
Published September 2, 2020


Op-Ed
On Friday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his intention to resign. Ulcerative colitis — an ailment that took him out of office when he first became prime minister more than a decade ago — has claimed his tenure once again, with Abe’s announcement …

After Abe’s exit, who should lead Japan? Read More »

By Yuki Tatsumi Author
Published August 31, 2020


Commentary
Japan has crafted its China policies to balance security threat and economic opportunity, but rising tension will force Japan to find a new normal
By Pamela Kennedy Author
Published August 24, 2020


Chapter
The evolution of Japan’s foreign policy under the Abe administration and prospects for foreign policy in the post-Abe era.
Published July 15, 2020


Japan plans to reopen post-coronavirus
Op-Ed
This article was originally published the The Japan Times
By Yuki Tatsumi Author
Published May 15, 2020


Commentary
How the Japanese governments handles the aftermath of the outbreak, could redeem the initial missteps that were cause for criticism
By Yuki Tatsumi Author
Published March 24, 2020


Book
Policy briefs by Japanese security experts on Japan’s core security issues, from emerging domains to enduring challenges
By Yuki Tatsumi Editor  ·  Pamela Kennedy Editor  ·  Jason Li Editing Support  ·  Taro Sato Author  ·  Yoshimitsu Sato Author
Published March 10, 2020


Event Panel
Featured Speakers: Takahisa Kawaguchi, Senior Fellow, Tokio Marine & Nichido Risk Consulting Mr Kawaguchi is unable to travel and will join the event via video. Takahisa Kawaguchi is a Senior Fellow at Tokio Marine & Nichido Risk Consulting Co. …

Key Challenges in Japan’s Defense Policy: Views from the Next Generation Read More »

Published February 27, 2020 / Held March 10, 2020


Commentary
Japan-South Korea relations are spiraling out of control. The bilateral relationship between Tokyo and Seoul, which has undergone numerous ups and downs since the two countries normalized ties in 1965, seems to have entered an unprecedented period of u …

Can Japan-South Korea relations be saved? Read More »

Published August 20, 2019


Stimson in the News
NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could be trying to please U.S. President Donald Trump with offers to meet with Kim Jong Un without preconditions, as he watches and learns from Trump’s exam …

Analysts: Shinzo Abe a shape-shifter on North Korea in Trump era Read More »

Published June 6, 2019


Commentary
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 Nor …

Abe Tries to Move the Needle on Japan’s North Korea Policy, but Will it Matter? Read More »

Published June 3, 2019


Commentary
Relations between Japan and South Korea have descended to a new low. To be sure, the downward trend in Japan’s ties with its closest neighbor is not new: Even after the two countries first agreed on a “future-oriented relationship” when Prime Minister …

Can Tokyo and Seoul break their deadlock? Read More »

Published April 2, 2019


Book
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 disban …

International Disaster Response: Rebuilding the Quad? Views from the Next Generation Read More »

By Yuki Tatsumi Editor  ·  Jason Li Editor  ·  Pamela Kennedy Author  ·  Akriti Vasudeva Author
Published March 8, 2019


Event
In 2004, Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S. worked together to respond to the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. In 2007, they formed the Quad, seeking to deepen their cooperation, only to disband after only a year. Now that it has met again, could t …

International Disaster Response: Rebuilding the Quad? New Views From the Next Generation Book Launch Read More »

Published February 26, 2019 / Held March 11, 2019


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