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Yuki Tatsumi

Yuki Tatsumi

Yuki Tatsumi is Senior Associate of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. She is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Canon Institute for Global Studies in Tokyo, Japan. She is a co-author of Global Security Watch: Japan (Praeger, 2010), an author of Opportunity out of Necessity: Impacts of US Defense Budget Cuts on the US-Japan Alliance (Stimson, 2013), and Japan’s National Security Policy Infrastructure: Can Tokyo Meet Washington’s Expectations? (Stimson Center, 2008).  She also is an editor of several books, including US-Japan-Australia Security Cooperation: Prospects and Challenges (Stimson, 2015), Japan’s Global Diplomacy: View from Next Generation (Stimson, 2015) and Japan’s Challenges in East Asia: View from Next Generation (Stimson, 2015).

Tatsumi holds a B.A. in liberal arts from the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan and an M.A. in international economics and Asian studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington.

Shinzo Abe's Visit to Pearl Harbor: What to Expect
December 06, 2016
Shinzo Abe's Visit to Pearl Harbor: What to Expect
What to watch for during the Japanese prime minister's historic trip.
Shinzo Abe's Visit to Pearl Harbor: What to Expect
Japan's Abe to Meet President-Elect Trump. Why Now?
November 11, 2016
Japan's Abe to Meet President-Elect Trump. Why Now?
Why is Japan's prime minister in such a rush to meet the next U.S. president?
Japan's Abe to Meet President-Elect Trump. Why Now?
Trump Wins: Implications for US Allies and Partners in Asia
November 09, 2016
Trump Wins: Implications for US Allies and Partners in Asia
U.S. allies will face new levels of uncertainty (and anxiety) under President Trump.
Trump Wins: Implications for US Allies and Partners in Asia
Japan Rolls out Red Carpet for Philippines' Duterte
October 25, 2016
Japan Rolls out Red Carpet for Philippines' Duterte
There's a good reason Duterte's anti-U.S. comments haven't impacted Japan-Philippines ties.
Japan Rolls out Red Carpet for Philippines' Duterte
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
October 06, 2016
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
A snap election may be political expedient for Abe, but do Japanese taxpayers need to pay for another election now?
Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
Democratic Party Presidential Election: Another Missed Opportunity for Japan's Opposition
September 19, 2016
Democratic Party Presidential Election: Another Missed Opportunity for Japan's Opposition
Once again, the DP misses a chance to carry out substantial political debate.
Democratic Party Presidential Election: Another Missed Opportunity for Japan's Opposition
Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
September 04, 2016
Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
Japan's outreach to Russia is risky, as it could end up alienating the United States.
Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
How Emperor Akihito Shaped Post-War Japan
August 10, 2016
How Emperor Akihito Shaped Post-War Japan
As the emperor signals his wish to step down, time for a look back at his legacy.
How Emperor Akihito Shaped Post-War Japan
What Does Tokyo's New Governor Mean for Japanese Politics?
August 03, 2016
What Does Tokyo's New Governor Mean for Japanese Politics?
How an independent candidate managed to beat out candidates from both the ruling LDP and the main opposition coalition.
What Does Tokyo's New Governor Mean for Japanese Politics?
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
July 12, 2016
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
What the results of Japan's Upper House elections tells us about the state of Japanese politics.
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
June 30, 2016
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
Amid rising tensions in Northeast Asia, what should Japan's defense priorities be?
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
China: Pushing the Envelope in the East China Sea?
June 10, 2016
China: Pushing the Envelope in the East China Sea?
How the U.S. and Japan can respond to China's recent moves in the East China Sea.
China: Pushing the Envelope in the East China Sea?
Japan Gears up for Elections
June 09, 2016
Japan Gears up for Elections
Japan will head to the polls in July, but the result seems obvious already.
Japan Gears up for Elections
US Military Personnel Arrested in Okinawa—Again
May 23, 2016
US Military Personnel Arrested in Okinawa—Again
A former U.S. marine is arrested for the murder or a 20-year-old woman, sparking protests in Japan.
US Military Personnel Arrested in Okinawa—Again
What to Expect From Obama's Hiroshima Visit
May 11, 2016
What to Expect From Obama's Hiroshima Visit
Japan will need to be careful not to let Obama's visit overshadow the G7 Summit.
What to Expect From Obama's Hiroshima Visit
Donald Trump: A Reality Check for the US-Japan Alliance
May 07, 2016
Donald Trump: A Reality Check for the US-Japan Alliance
Trump's rhetoric about the alliance is a good antidote to complacency.
Donald Trump: A Reality Check for the US-Japan Alliance
What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
April 29, 2016
What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
If Japan's next overseas defense bid is to succeed, Tokyo needs to make some changes.
What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
April 19, 2016
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
The focus on Kerry in Hiroshima overshadowed a major foreign policy "win" for Japan.
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
March 30, 2016
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
The new Democratic Party looks a lot like its primary predecessor, the Democratic Party of Japan.
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
Why Japan's Defense Deal With the Philippines Is Unique
March 10, 2016
Why Japan's Defense Deal With the Philippines Is Unique
The new deal with the Philippines has different motivations than Japan's defense agreements with other states.
Why Japan's Defense Deal With the Philippines Is Unique
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
February 27, 2016
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
Even as it invests in more equipment, Japan needs to do more to take care of its Self Defense personnel.
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
Japan's Emperor Visits the Philippines: Major Takeaways
February 06, 2016
Japan's Emperor Visits the Philippines: Major Takeaways
Emperor Akihito's time in the Philippines was as much about the past as the future.
Japan's Emperor Visits the Philippines: Major Takeaways
In Okinawa, a Phantom Victory for the Abe Administration
January 28, 2016
In Okinawa, a Phantom Victory for the Abe Administration
The recent mayoral election in Okinawa is a step forward for Tokyo, but challenges still remain on the Futenma issue.
In Okinawa, a Phantom Victory for the Abe Administration
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
January 07, 2016
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
The latest nuclear test underscores the challenges of Japan's relationship with North Korea.
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
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