Strategic Japan features analysis and recommendations from Japan’s leading foreign policy scholars on regional and global challenges and the implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance. Each year, the Japan Chair invites Japanese experts to CSIS as short-term visiting scholars, where they have the opportunity to interact with leading U.S. experts and policymakers and publish papers on key themes, such as Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific concept and the future of the Japan-China relations.
Competition in New Domains (2022)
“Japan’s Economic Statecraft”
“The Rules-based Approach to Cope with China: The Case of E-commerce”
“Japan’s 5G Security Strategy and Competition in Emerging Technologies”
“Keeping the “Fog of War”: How to Apply Technology to Enhance the Denial Posture of the U.S.-Japan Alliance”
“Strategic Japan 2022: Competition in New Domains”
The Future of Japan-China Relations (2021)
"Diplomatic History of Japan-China Relations: Navigating between Power Balance, Economic Interests and Domestic Politics"
"China’s Security Threats and Japan’s Responses"
"Japan’s Ideational Competition with China"
"Japan’s Economic Pragmatism: Cooperating and Competing with China"
"Strategic Japan: The Future of Japan-China Relations"
Shaping the Rules-Based Order in the Reiwa Era (2020)
“Japan’s Approach toward ASEAN-led Security Multilateralism: Coordinating Strategic Agendas with the United States”
“Regional Economic Institutions and Japan’s Leadership: The Promotion of Institutional Hedging”
“Japan’s Diplomacy at the G7 and G20: Supporting Global Economic Governance”
“Japan’s Strategies for Advancing Diplomacy in the United Nations: Implications for U.S.-Japan Cooperation”
"Strategic Japan: Shaping the Rules Based Order in the Reiwa Era"
Implementing the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy (2019)
Ryo Sahashi (The University of Tokyo)
“The Indo-Pacific in Japan’s Foreign Policy”
Ryosuke Hanada (The Japan Institute of International Affairs)
“The Role of U.S.-Japan-Australia-India Cooperation, or the ‘Quad’ in FOIP: A Policy Coordination Mechanism for the Rules-Based Order”
Naoko Eto ( Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization)
“Japanese Strategy for Balancing China: The Gravity of Universal Values in the ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ (FOIP)”
Shino Watanabe (Sophia University)
“China’s Infrastructure Development in the Indo-Pacific Region: Challenges and Opportunities”
The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Global Power Centers (2018)
Yoko Hirose (Keio University)
“Japan-Russia Relations: Can the Northern Territories Issue be Overcome?”
Satoru Mori (Hosei University)
“Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation in the Age of Defense Innovation”
Michito Tsuruoka (Keio University)
“Japan and Europe as Strategic Partners: Opportunities and Challenges”
Madoka Fukuda (Hosei University)
“Japan’s Policy Toward China and Taiwan”
Networking the U.S.-Japan Alliance (Strategic Japan 2017)
Kei Koga (Nanyang Technological University)
“Transcending the Fukuda Doctrine: Japan, ASEAN, and the Future of the Regional Order”
Junya Nishino (Keio University)
“Japan’s Security Relationship with the Republic of Korea: Opportunities and Challenges”
Shutaro Sano (National Defense Academy)
“Japan-India Security Cooperation: Building a Solid Foundation amid Uncertainty”
Tomohiko Satake (National Institute for Defense Studies)
“Japan-Australia Security Cooperation: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities”
Japan's Contributions to the Postwar International Order (2016)
Akiko Fukushima (Aoyama Gakuin University)
“Multilateralism Recalibrated: Japan’s Engagement in Institution Building in the Past 70 Years and Beyond”
Jun Saito (Keio University)
“Japan’s Economy and Policy in a Global Context: Postwar Experience and Prospects for the 21st Century”
Kazuya Sakamoto (Osaka University)
“What Is the Strengthened Japan-U.S. Alliance for? Defending and Advancing the Liberal World Order”
Yoshihide Soeya (Keio University)
“The Case for an Alternative Strategy for Japan: Beyond the “A9A” Regime”
Key Themes in Japan's Economic and Security Strategies (2015)
Heigo Sato (Takushoku University)
"Japan's Arms Export and Defense Production Policy"
Satoru Nagao (Gakushuin University)
"Japan, the United States, and India as Key Balancers in Asia"
Akiko Imai (Tokyo Foundation)
"Development Assistance for Inclusive Growth: A Field for Japan-U.S. Cooperation?"
Yoko Takeda (Mitsubishi Research Institute)
"Will the Sun Also Rise? Five Growth Strategies for Japan"
Strategic Japan (2014)
Yasuhiro Matsuda (University of Tokyo)
“How to Understand China’s Assertiveness since 2009: Hypotheses and Policy Implications”
Tetsuo Kotani (Japan Institute of International Affairs)
“U.S.-Japan Allied Maritime Strategy: Balancing the Rise of Maritime China”
Hiroyasu Akutsu (National Institute for Defense Studies)
“Japan’s North Korea Strategy: Dealing with New Challenges”
Yoshikazu Kobayashi (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
“Enhancing Energy Resilience: Challenging Tasks for Japan’s Energy Policy”
Nobuhiro Aizawa (Kyushu University)
“Japan’s Strategy toward Southeast Asia and the Japan-U.S. Alliance”
This project is made possible by a grant from the Government of Japan.