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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Can Japan Achieve Net-Zero Emissions? Climate Change Policy Developments in Japan and Its Implications

Author: Yasuko Kameyama

Categories: Japan Looking Ahead

At the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Japan was harshly criticized by NGOs. Why? By answering this question, this article intends to (i) briefly go through the history of Japan’s responses to the  climate change problem and the factors that motivated such responses, (ii) examine how climate change is likely to affect Japan and its people, and (iii) forecast how Japan could overcome obstacles to take more ambitious actions towards achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

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Follow Japan’s Lead on IoT Security

Author: ADM Dennis Blair (Ret.), Michael Chertoff, Arthur Coviello, and William “Bud” Roth

Categories: Cybersecurity

Admiral Dennis C. Blair, USN (Ret.) is the former U.S. Director of National Intelligence and Distinguished Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; Michael Chertoff is the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Arthur Coviello is Special Counsel at Wilmer Hale; and William “Bud” Roth is a Fellow (Non-Resident) at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.

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Immediate Change to Our 5G Strategy is Needed

Author: ADM Dennis Blair (Ret.), Michael Chertoff, Arthur Coviello, and William “Bud” Roth

Categories: Cybersecurity

Admiral Dennis C. Blair, USN (Ret.) is the former U.S. Director of National Intelligence and Distinguished Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; Michael Chertoff is the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Arthur Coviello is Special Counsel at WilmerHale; and William “Bud” Roth is a Fellow (Non-Resident) at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.                                             

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