Japan Chair

The mission of the CSIS Japan Chair is to be the leading source of analytic insight and policy-relevant research on Japan, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and Japan’s leadership on the global stage.

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The Japan Chair was established to provide a venue in Washington, DC for the study of U.S.-Japan relations and to increase mutual understanding. As Japan's role in Asian and global affairs continues to grow, the Japan Chair is charting a strategic agenda for the U.S.-Japan relationship. The Japan Chair is a unique platform to raise awareness of U.S.-Japan policy issues in a bilateral, regional and global context.


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Japan’s Strategic Interests in the Global South: Africa

Japan has provided development assistance to Africa for decades but must contend with Chinese and Russian influence on the continent. This paper reviews Japanese development policy toward Africa and Japan’s efforts to encourage support for the rules-based global order.

Report by Shirato Keiichi — May 21, 2024

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