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.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida introduced a package of policy measures to reverse Japan’s declining fertility rate. CSIS Japan Chair visiting fellow Yohei Kobayashi analyzes this approach and other economic policy prescriptions critical to realizing sustainable growth.
Commentary by Yohei Kobayashi — November 9, 2023
Commentary by Yuko Nakano — October 3, 2023
Transcript — August 29, 2023
Commentary by Gregg Rubinstein — August 28, 2023
Commentary by Victor Cha Christopher B. Johnstone Ellen Kim and Nicholas Szechenyi — August 23, 2023
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Commentary by Christopher B. Johnstone — September 23, 2022
Critical Questions by Jude Blanchette Charles Edel Christopher B. Johnstone Scott Kennedy Victor Cha Ellen Kim and Gregory B. Poling — August 15, 2022
Transcript — August 1, 2022
Event — July 29, 2022
Report by Kojiro Tonosaki — July 27, 2022
Event — July 20, 2022
Commentary by Christopher B. Johnstone — July 19, 2022
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 — June 23, 2022