Japan Chair

The mission of the CSIS Japan Chair is to be the leading source of analytic insight and policy-relevant research on Japan, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and Japan’s leadership on the global stage.

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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.


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 Photo: Bryant Wong via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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2024 U.S.-Japan Security Seminar

Presented by Japan Chair
January 9, 2024 • 9:00 – 10:30 am EST

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Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/U.S. Navy via Getty Images

Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/U.S. Navy via Getty Images

A Vital Next Step for the U.S.-Japan Alliance: Command and Control Modernization

With Tokyo embarked on an ambitious defense strategy, it’s time for the next step in U.S.-Japan alliance transformation: modernizing its command and control architecture. Doing so is essential to building a more credible and operational alliance that reinforces deterrence.

Commentary by Christopher B. Johnstone and Jim Schoff — February 1, 2024

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