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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.

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
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
December 28, 2015
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
The agreement could provide a long-awaited breakthrough in Japan-Korea ties.
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
Abe's Visit Takes Japan-India Security Relations to the Next Level
December 14, 2015
Abe's Visit Takes Japan-India Security Relations to the Next Level
India-Japan security relations have flourished since Abe's first term in office.
Abe's Visit Takes Japan-India Security Relations to the Next Level
Japan-Australia Relations: Beyond the ‘2+2’
December 05, 2015
Japan-Australia Relations: Beyond the ‘2+2’
Japan and Australia created a new framework for defense cooperation. Now comes the hard part: actually cooperating.
Japan-Australia Relations: Beyond the ‘2+2’
How Can Japan Improve Its Relations With China and South Korea?
November 07, 2015
How Can Japan Improve Its Relations With China and South Korea?
The China-Japan-South Korea trilateral was a good thing for Japan, but much work lies ahead.
How Can Japan Improve Its Relations With China and South Korea?
The South China Sea: A Test for Japan’s 'Proactive Contribution to Peace'
October 30, 2015
The South China Sea: A Test for Japan’s 'Proactive Contribution to Peace'
What will Tokyo do to demonstrate its commitment?
The South China Sea: A Test for Japan’s 'Proactive Contribution to Peace'
Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms
October 09, 2015
Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms
Japan's defense policy is indeed gearing for change, but the changes are limited and rooted in the US-Japan alliance.
Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms
Japan Wants to Streamline Its Defense Industry
October 02, 2015
Japan Wants to Streamline Its Defense Industry
Japan's new Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) is an attempt to overhaul its approach to defense tech.
Japan Wants to Streamline Its Defense Industry
Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace': Beyond Development Aid
September 29, 2015
Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace': Beyond Development Aid
Japan is doing itself a disservice by focusing only on economic contributions to global development.
Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace': Beyond Development Aid
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