Japan

 
  • Event
    Wendy Sherman on Northeast Asia
    Wendy Sherman, William Burns, Douglas H. Paal February 27, 2015 Washington, DC

    Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman spoke about how the United States has worked with partners and allies to build a peaceful and prosperous post-war order in Northeast Asia, and the future of U.S. policy in the region.

     
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    Japan’s Northeast Asia Policy Under Abe
    Yasuhiro Izumikawa, Joseph Ferguson, James L. Schoff February 11, 2015 Washington, DC

    During his tenure as Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe has faced particularly challenging foreign policy issues in his own back yard.

     
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    The ASEAN Economic Community in 2015: A Progress Report from Japan and the Region
    Yoshifumi Fukunaga, James Wallar, James L. Schoff January 29, 2015 Washington, DC

    In 2009, Southeast Asian political leaders accelerated their target date for realizing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) to 2015. As the deadline looms, there are competing opinions on what can be accomplished by the end of this year, the AEC’s potential impact, and its near-term priorities.

     
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    Japan in 2015: A Look at the Year Ahead
    James L. Schoff January 22, 2015 Washington, DC

    A number of major foreign and domestic policy challenges face Japan in 2015.

     
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    The U.S.-Japan Alliance in a New Defense Guidelines Era
    Matake Kamiya, Yoichi Kato, James Przystup, James L. Schoff November 21, 2014 Washington, DC

    The United States and Japan are entering the critical final phase in revising their guidelines for defense cooperation.

     
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    Japan-North Korea Rapprochement: Dare to Dream or Doomed to Fail?
    Junya Nishino, Scott Snyder, James L. Schoff October 22, 2014 Washington, DC

    North Korea agreed in May to reopen an investigation into the abductions of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and ‘80s in exchange for sanctions relief from Tokyo. Some thought this step could lead to a breakthrough in Japan-North Korea ties, but there has been little progress.

     
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    Asian Poverty: The Untold Story
    Shang-Jin Wei, Vikram Nehru October 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    According to the World Bank’s standard poverty measure, one in five Asians live in extreme poverty. However, a recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, asserts that this standard measure does not capture the true extent of extreme poverty in the region.

     
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    Abenomics: Will It Work for Japan and the Region?
    Dennis Botman, Charles Collyns, Stephen Danninger, Vikram Nehru, Tsuney Yanagihara, James L. Schoff October 2, 2014 Washington, DC

    A recent IMF staff report on Japan finds some progress for so-called Abenomics, but says that progress is uneven and substantial medium-term risks remain. The success or failure of the policies have important implications for both Japan and the region.

     
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    China-Japan Relations: Evaluating the Possibility of Military Conflict
    Zhao Kejin, Zhao Hongwei September 1, 2014 Beijing

    Developments in Japan’s defense policy and military spending have reinforced Chinese concerns that Japan is pursuing a policy of containment. It is unclear if a stronger Japanese military would have a stabilizing role in the Asia Pacific, or if it would only heighten existing tensions.

     
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    Separating Substance From Style in Japan’s Southeast Asia Diplomacy
    James L. Schoff, Kei Koga, Brian Harding June 5, 2014 Washington, DC

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is placing a high priority on his country’s diplomacy in Southeast Asia, and policy coordination in the region is now firmly on the U.S.-Japan alliance agenda following last month’s Obama-Abe summit.

     

China’s Military and the U.S.-Japan Alliance in 2030: A Strategic Net Assessment in Japanese

Carnegie Experts on Japan

  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

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  • Deborah Gordon
    Director
    Energy and Climate Program

    Gordon is director of Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where her research focuses on oil and climate change issues in North America and globally.

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  • Duyeon Kim
    Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Asia Program

    Kim is an expert on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, and Asia.

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  • Tomoko Kurokawa
    Nonresident Scholar
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Kurokawa is a nonresident scholar in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program.

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  • Carole Nakhle
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center, specializing in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management.

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  • Douglas H. Paal
    Vice President for Studies

    Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.

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  • James L. Schoff
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Schoff is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.-Japanese relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector’s role in Japanese policymaking.

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  • Michael Swaine
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Swaine is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies.

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