Japanese Ministry of Defense

The effectiveness of the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD, formerly Japan Defense Agency) to develop technical and institutional capabilities to implement Japan's vision as a more capable, proactive, and operational partner of the United States in international security affairs has critical importance both for Japan's self-defense interests and for the interests of the U.S.-Japan alliance more broadly. CSIS will engage approximately 10-15 current and future MOD leaders and key U.S. security practitioners and observers for a two-week session focusing on trends in global and regional affairs, U.S.-Japan alliance management, and international security, while providing specific technical and operational insights. Participants will come together in a two-week program consisting of lectures by regional and defense experts and site visits. The first program will be in March 2006. Second program schedule to take place in March 2007.

International Security Program