Japan’s Political Transition and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Director: Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies
January 11, 2011 - Present

The challenges that confront the U.S.-Japan relationship today are many, and the opportunities to devise new ways of cooperating ample. Yet we still know too little about how to adapt our alliance to the changing demands within Japan for greater accountability and transparency in governance. The March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake has confounded the governance pressures on Japan's new government, and expanded our bilateral alliance agenda. The confusion and disconnect between the two governments during the early months of Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) rule suggest the need for a much better understanding of the domestic pressures on Japan's new government for change in alliance policy. The Japan studies program is excited to announce a new study to analyze domestic political change in Japan and its effect on the U.S.-Japan alliance.

This project is made possible by grants from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the U.S.-Japan Foundation.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Political Leadership in Japan and U.S.-Japan Relations

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Workshop

Japan’s Political Transition and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

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Roundtable Meeting

Update on Japan's Foreign Policy

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Roundtable Meeting

What Do Japan’s “New Politics” Mean for U.S. Alliance Management?

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Roundtable Meeting

What Do Japan’s “New Politics” Mean for U.S. Alliance Management?

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