RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has finally spoken up about revising Japan’s Constitution. READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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 READ MORE

March 8, 2017 | Research Pages

Launched in 1999, the Stimson Center's Japan 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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE