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September 11, 2023

Koike Yuriko: Tackling Gender Bias From the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Governor of Tokyo Koike Yuriko shares her thoughts on gender equality issues in Japan and how local government policy can make a difference.

Koike Yuriko, Governor of Tokyo

September 7, 2023

Women’s Voices Project Pivots to Japan

After a yearlong focus on India, the Women’s Voices from the Indo-Pacific Project now shifts to another important U.S. democratic partner, Japan. 

In Japan, Hinamatsuri, also known as Girls' Day, is celebrated on March 3 with ornamental dolls.

March 27, 2023

U.S. Foreign Policy
Diplomacy and the Fight for Race Equality: a Fireside Chat With U.S. Special Representative Desirée Cormier Smith

As U.S. foreign policy evolves, how can the State Department truly help America lead not merely by the example of its power, but the power of its example?

Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice, Desiree Cormier Smith sits on the left, in conversation with Catherine Powell on the right, seated at an event at NYU School of Law.

January 14, 2023

Don’t Overlook Japan’s Diplomatic Heft

It has been a busy week in Washington, DC.

Kishida and Biden walk side by side in dark suits on a sunny outdoor colonnade. Both are smiling, and Biden is gesturing with his hands as he speaks.

December 14, 2022

Financing Japan’s Defense Leap

Prime Minister Kishida's strategic review will be announced this week.

PM Kishida, in a dark suit, walks facing the camera between two rows of saluting soldiers.

July 11, 2022

Will Abe’s Legacy Be Constitutional Revision?

Following the assassination of Shinzo Abe, Japanese went to the polls to vote in the Upper House election. 

Fumio Kishida, Japan's Prime Minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), places a red paper rose on an LDP candidate's name, to indicate a victory in the upper house election, at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, July 10, 2022