Publications

Reports

National Security Strategy for 5G: Findings & Recommendations on Meeting the 5G Challenge

Author: Trilateral Cyber Security Commission

Categories: Cybersecurity

The Trilateral Cyber Security Commission was formed to make recommendations to the governments of the United States, Japan, and like-minded European countries individually and collectively to improve the security of their information networks. Some of the most critical challenges to all these countries are the economic and security risks of future 5G networks. These rapidly developing networks will become a new and dominant form of critical infrastructure.

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Books

Managing the U.S.-Japan Alliance: An Examination of Structural Linkages in the Security Relationship (Second Edition)

Author: Dr. Jeffrey W. Hornung

Recent changes on both sides of the Pacific Ocean have helped make the U.S.-Japan alliance the strongest it has ever been. This book explores the structural linkages in the U.S.-Japan alliance among the institutional actors—both policy and operational—that communicate and coordinate with one another.

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The New National Defense Program Guidelines: Aligning U.S. and Japanese Defense Strategies for the Third Post-Cold War Era

Author: Dr. Sayuri Romei, Mr. James Schoff, Dr. Eric Heginbotham, Lt. Gen. Koichi Isobe (ret.), Mr. Masanori Nishi, Mr. Kaleb Redden, Ms. Nina Wagner

In The New National Defense Program Guidelines: Aligning U.S. and Japanese Defense Strategies for the Third Post-Cold War Era, a bilateral group of Japanese and American scholars and former defense officials examine the policy implications of the new NDPG. In a collection of papers, they analyze the global changes in the post-Cold War security environment that stimulated adjustments to Japan’s defense policy, identify the common challenges faced by the two allies, and emphasize the opportunities for cooperation between the United States and Japan.

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Commentary & Analysis

Japan’s Response to the Issue of Climate Change: An Innovative Transition Towards a Zero-Carbon and Resilient Society

Author: Kazuo Matsushita

Categories: Japan Looking Ahead

Since climate change is accelerating more rapidly than previously thought, we must swiftly take more robust action. At the same time, investment in sustainable energy sources, clean energy technologies, and infrastructure brings opportunities for innovation, sustainable and inclusive growth, competitiveness, and job creation. Accelerating the virtuous cycle of environmental protection and economic growth is urgent. As an advanced international economy, Japan has to take the lead in this endeavor.

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Activating the U.S.-Japan Alliance in 2020 – Starting with Medicines and Trade

Author: Ambassador Kurt Tong

Categories: A Vision for Post COVID-19 U.S.-Japan Relations

The close alliance of the United States and Japan has made significant and positive contributions in tackling a variety of regional and global issues over the years. Now, facing the special challenges of 2020 and the coronavirus epidemic, can this powerful partnership once again be put to work to the benefit of broader humankind?

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Issue Briefs

Japan’s Demographic Challenge

Underlying Japan’s long-term economic struggles is profound demographic change. With a combination of low birthrates and the world’s longest life expectancy, Japan’s population is rapidly greying and shrinking. This demographic revolution has already had significant effects on macroeconomic conditions and consumption patterns as well as the health of the social safety net. It has dramatically affected communities outside of Japan’s major cities, because rural areas have aged faster than the country as a whole, threatening their future viability. It may also be forcing Japan to update its immigration and family policies to limit the impact of demographic change.

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