U.S.-Japan Technology Security Alliance

Analysis by U.S. and Japanese experts on the prospects for a technology security alliance between Japan and the United States.

The need to protect critical and emerging technologies features prominently in the policy debates in Tokyo and Washington. As the United States formulates its own strategy, Japan will be an important ally in coordinating approaches to balance technology competition and cooperation in the digital economy. The CSIS Japan Chair invited experts to examine the technology policy landscape in both the United States and Japan, with an eye towards developing a technology security agenda for the U.S.-Japan alliance. Project themes include corporate views on international technology competition, aligning investment screening and export control policies, regional perspectives on technology security, Japan's technology strategy, and configuring U.S.-Japan economic dialogue to cooperate on economic security and emerging technologies.


Working Papers

Robert Atkinson
President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) 
"Corporate Views on U.S. International Tech Competition"


Jennifer Jackett and Charles Edel
Sir Roland Wilson Scholar, National Security College, Australian National University
Australia Chair and Senior Adviser, CSIS
"A Comprehensive Approach to Indo-Pacific Allied Technology Cooperation: Defense, Advance, Assist"

James Lewis
Senior Vice President and Director, Strategic Technologies Program, CSIS
"Managing the New Competition with China"


Kazuto Suzuki 
Professor, University of Tokyo
"Japan's Technology Policy in the Context of U.S.-China Rivalry"


Ambassador Kurt Tong
Partner, The Asia Group
"Configuring the U.S.-Japan Alliance to Cooperate on Economic Security and Emerging Technologies"

For more information on Japanese perspectives on technology competition, read the Japan Chair's "Strategic Japan" working papers.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Government of Japan.