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Yuki Tatsumi

Yuki Tatsumi

Yuki Tatsumi is Director of the Japan 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.

Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
September 28, 2017
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
Does the Tokyo governor's new party galvanize Japan's opposition?
Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?
What It Would Really Take for a US Preemptive Strike on North Korea
August 10, 2017
What It Would Really Take for a US Preemptive Strike on North Korea
The U.S. would need to coordinate closely with South Korea, Japan, and China before taking any military action.
What It Would Really Take for a US Preemptive Strike on North Korea
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
July 07, 2017
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
Is the beginning of the end for Abe's political dominance?
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
June 23, 2017
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
As regional tensions rise, Japan will have to make the most of a limited defense budget.
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
May 05, 2017
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
March 31, 2017
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
Developing retaliatory capabilities will face political and financial headwinds in Japan.
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
March 13, 2017
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
The decision highlights the domestic constraints on Japan's defense activities abroad.
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
Abe Comes to Washington: A Tough Balancing Act
February 10, 2017
Abe Comes to Washington: A Tough Balancing Act
Abe will need to build a relationship with Trump without sparking backlash at home.
Abe Comes to Washington: A Tough Balancing Act
Defense Secretary Mattis in Asia: Challenges for a 'Reassurer-in-Chief'
February 03, 2017
Defense Secretary Mattis in Asia: Challenges for a 'Reassurer-in-Chief'
If Mattis' job is to reassure allies of U.S. commitment, he will have a full plate during his time as secretary.
Defense Secretary Mattis in Asia: Challenges for a 'Reassurer-in-Chief'
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
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