The Japan Chair was established to provide a venue in Washington 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.
Japan’s new Defense Buildup Plan (DBP) outlines the path to a paradigm shift in Self Defense Force (SDF) capabilities. CSIS Japan Chair adjunct fellow Gregg Rubinstein assesses plans to refine Japan’s defense acquisition policies and bolster its defense industrial base.
Commentary by Gregg Rubinstein — January 26, 2023
Transcript — January 17, 2023
Critical Questions by Nicholas Szechenyi , Yuko Nakano , and Matthew P. Goodman — January 10, 2023
Commentary by John Hemmings — January 6, 2023
Transcript by H. Andrew Schwartz and Christopher B. Johnstone — December 16, 2022
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Critical Questions by Christopher B. Johnstone , Nicholas Szechenyi , and Yuko Nakano — July 11, 2022
Critical Questions by Christopher B. Johnstone , Nicholas Szechenyi , and Yuko Nakano — July 8, 2022
Event by John J. Hamre , Christopher B. Johnstone , Matthew P. Goodman , Marisa Lago , Nobuhiko Sasaki , Xinquan Tu , Mie Oba , and Simon Tay — June 23, 2022
Newsletter — June 15, 2022
Press Release — June 3, 2022
Podcast Episode by H. Andrew Schwartz and Michael J. Green — May 27, 2022
Podcast Episode by Michael J. Green — May 23, 2022
Commentary by Michael J. Green and Scott Kennedy — May 16, 2022
Event by Michael J. Green , Rahm Emanuel , and Tomita Koji — May 9, 2022
Event by Michael J. Green , Itsunori Onodera , Masahisa Sato , and Sheila Smith — May 3, 2022