Analysis: Seeking Further Cooperation for Strengthening the Rule-Based Order at Sea in Asia
Commander Kentaro Furuya (JCG) discusses the role of the Japan-U.S. alliance in maritime capacity building in the Indo-Pacific in order to counter China’s attempts to destabilize the region.
Policy Briefing: "Rekishi no Kyokun" Author Talk with Prof. Kanehara
Prof. Kanehara discusses his new book, Rekishi no Kyokun, a historical analysis of Japan’s foreign policy, and explains how various failures in Japan’s past led to Japanese strategies of the present.
Analysis: The Japan-U.S. Alliance and Climate Security: Building on the Alliance’s History for Future Preparedness and Response
Rachel Fleishman, Shiloh Fetzek, and Christine Parthemore discuss climate change's effects on the Japan-U.S. alliance. They recommend that the alliance better incorporate climate security into national defense strategies.
Policy Briefing: Challenges posed by COVID-19: Japan, the U.S., and International Coordination
Prof. Takemi discusses challenges posed by COVID-19, Japan’s experience in dealing with the crisis, and the importance of international cooperation, particularly from the viewpoint of the U.S.-Japan relationship.
Maritime Awareness Project
MAP, a new joint initiative of Sasakawa USA and The National Bureau of Asian Research, improves public understanding of critical maritime problems and possible routes to their peaceful resolution. MAP features a unique, interactive map that visualizes key data at the heart of ongoing maritime disputes and related issues, alongside analytical papers and discussions.
The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan, providing a powerful foundation for continued engagement that will help sustain this important bilateral relationship.
Sasakawa Forum provides a new platform for research and analysis related to Japan and U.S.-Japan relations in a bilateral, regional, and global context. Click through for the latest published work and details on how to submit.
Ever wonder what Collective Self-Defense means? Or wanted to track the history of Abenomics policy? How about learning more about Japan's demographic crisis brought on by the combination of low birthrates and the world’s longest life expectancy? Find all that and more in our Issue Briefs section, which provides guides to the top issues affecting the U.S.-Japan relationship today.
U.S.-Japan Resource Library
Sasakawa USA’s research fellows have curated a list of documents that are key to the U.S.-Japan relationship, from its inception to today. The U.S.-Japan Resource Library is the ultimate reference guide to the treaties, articles, laws, and statements that have helped build and shape the tenor of that bilateral relationship.