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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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

New Ground-Launched Missiles for the U.S.-Japan Alliance?

Author: Ankit Panda, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Federation of American Scientists

Categories: Sasakawa USA Alumni

Ankit Panda is an adjunct senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, where he specializes in defense and security topics in the Asia-Pacific region. Panda participated in the Sasakawa USA 2019-2020 In-Depth Alumni Research Trip to Japan. In this paper, Panda explores the ramifications in East Asia of the United States’ decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and how the U.S.-Japan alliance might best position itself for the post-INF era.

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Chutzpah meets Monozukuri: A Look at the Japanese-Israeli Cyber Relationship

Author: Dani Charles, CEO and co-founder, Charles Bernard Ventures

Categories: Cybersecurity, Sasakawa USA Alumni

Dani Charles, CEO and co-founder of Charles Bernard Ventures, and a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, participated in the Sasakawa USA 2018-2019 In-Depth Alumni Research Trip to Japan. In this paper, Charles outlines the relationship between Japan and Israel, particularly in how it related to cyber, innovation, and technology, and recommends avenues in which the United States can extend its role as a supporter in the relationship.

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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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