January 24, 2020 | Commentary | The Diplomat

On January 19, the United States and Japan celebrated the 60th anniversary of the signing of the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty. READ MORE

Recent updates from alumni of the Japan Visiting Fellows Program: READ MORE

January 2, 2020 | Commentary | Japan Times

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe closed out 2019 with a flurry of diplomatic activities that tested his ability as Japan’s diplomat-in-chief. After he hosted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose visit on Dec. READ MORE

September 19, 2019 |

Stimson’s Japan Program, launched in 1999, seeks to provide a dynamic platform for engaging in useful discussion and analysis on the security issues relevant to Japan and its alliance with the United States. READ MORE

Nontraditional security challenges—issues that transcend borders and occur outside the threat of military conflict—demand collaboration between a range of state and nonstate actors, from international organizations to NGOs.[1] The concep READ MORE

August 20, 2019 | Commentary | The Japan Times

Japan-South Korea relations are spiraling out of control. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

April 2, 2019 | Commentary | The Japan Times

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

March 28, 2019 | Opinion | East Asia Forum

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

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. READ MORE

March 6, 2019 | Opinion | The Japan Times

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. READ MORE

March 5, 2019 | Opinion | The Diplomat

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

January 23, 2019 | Research Pages

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. READ MORE

October 26, 2018 | Opinion | 38 North

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. READ MORE

The United States midterm elections may determine whether U.S. foreign policy changes course in 2019 or holds steady. Under the Trump administration, the U.S. foreign policy agenda has undergone some changes, rarely mentioning U.S. READ MORE