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 Michael J. Green and Nicholas Szechenyi — September 3, 2021
Commentary by Yuko Nakano — August 27, 2021
Podcast Episode by Michael J. Green — August 23, 2021
Podcast Episode by Michael J. Green — August 9, 2021
Newsletter — July 9, 2021
Podcast Episode by Michael J. Green and Bonny Lin — July 6, 2021
Event by Michael J. Green , Hon. Amb. Ryozo Kato , Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider , and Sheila Smith — July 1, 2021
Podcast Episode by Michael J. Green — June 21, 2021
Podcast Episode by Michael J. Green — June 7, 2021
Newsletter — May 27, 2021