Japan and the United States would benefit immensely from cultivating closer ties between their startup ecosystems and other efforts to spur shared innovation.
The Artemis Accords can serve as a starting point.
A close look at the digital transformation of Japan in an era of global cloud computing.
Carnegie’s Kenji Kushida, World Innovation Lab’s Gen Isayama, and Komatsu’s Aki Tabata discuss how Japanese companies are harnessing the Silicon Valley ecosystem—and vice versa—for mutual benefit and how the U.S. and Japan can learn from these new relationships to enhance future collaboration.
Washington and Tokyo have committed to make technology collaboration a centerpiece of U.S.-Japan relations. But the critical step will be to enhance private sector–led innovation.
Japan is one of the most long-standing and consistent foreign partners of Central Asia, though its role in the region has been overshadowed in recent years by those of Russia and China. For decades, Tokyo supported regionalization processes in Central Asia, and was the first foreign partner to introduce the C5+1 cooperation format that many other nations use today.
As U.S. President Joe Biden convenes this week’s Summit for Democracy, governments around the world are gearing up to participate—or not. Here’s what some global players are looking for.
With the Quad’s recent statement on a partnership related to outer space, India has an opportunity to bolster its private space sector. But it will need to articulate a national space policy first.
Expanding the modest elements of trust in the Japan-Russia relationship, talking through reciprocal concerns before they lead to conflict, avoiding bilateral incidents, and engaging in mutually beneficial economic cooperation is the way forward.
Occasional resurfacing of the so-called enemy base strike debate often produces alarmist headlines and predictions of a remilitarized Japan, but in fact this debate has been percolating for decades and is still rooted in Japan’s defensive military politics.