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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.

The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
September 17, 2015
The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
Japan's opposition has not been able to capitalize on the unpopularity of Shinzo Abe's security bills.
The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
Japan's New Defense Budget: Fact Vs Fiction
September 05, 2015
Japan's New Defense Budget: Fact Vs Fiction
It's misleading to interpret Japan's record-high defense budget as a sign of "remilitarization."
Japan's New Defense Budget: Fact Vs Fiction
Japan Can't Ignore Rising Tensions in Korea
August 22, 2015
Japan Can't Ignore Rising Tensions in Korea
Even with tension rising on the Korean Peninsula, the Japanese opposition is keeping an inward focus.
Japan Can't Ignore Rising Tensions in Korea
Why You Should Listen to What Japan's Emperor Says on August 15
August 14, 2015
Why You Should Listen to What Japan's Emperor Says on August 15
What we will hear from Emperor Akihito on August 15 will be equally—if not more—important than the Abe Statement.
Why You Should Listen to What Japan's Emperor Says on August 15
Japan History Commission Acknowledges 'Aggression,' Lessons Learned from WW2
August 08, 2015
Japan History Commission Acknowledges 'Aggression,' Lessons Learned from WW2
The Kitaoka Commission report sets the tone for Abe’s World War II 70th anniversary statement.
Japan History Commission Acknowledges 'Aggression,' Lessons Learned from WW2
Great Expectations During Japan Military Chief's US Visit
July 24, 2015
Great Expectations During Japan Military Chief's US Visit
Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano got the red-carpet treatment during his visit to the U.S.
Great Expectations During Japan Military Chief's US Visit
Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity
July 16, 2015
Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity
By focusing solely on constitutionality, Japan missed the opportunity for a frank debate on its actual security policy.
Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
June 24, 2015
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
The deadlock between Tokyo and Okinawa is a vulnerability for the U.S.-Japan alliance writ large.
Abe’s Okinawa Problem
Japan's Defense Reforms and Shinzo Abe's Image Problem
June 16, 2015
Japan's Defense Reforms and Shinzo Abe's Image Problem
Japan's prime minister has an image problem -- and it stems from his signature national security legislation.
Japan's Defense Reforms and Shinzo Abe's Image Problem
The Emerging Japan-Philippines Security Partnership
June 06, 2015
The Emerging Japan-Philippines Security Partnership
Closer Japan-Philippines ties effectively complement U.S efforts to expand its regional presence.
The Emerging Japan-Philippines Security Partnership
To Fight Terror, Japan Must Fix Its Intelligence Apparatus
June 01, 2015
To Fight Terror, Japan Must Fix Its Intelligence Apparatus
New counter-terror measures are a start, but Japan needs a more holistic approach in its fight against terrorism.
To Fight Terror, Japan Must Fix Its Intelligence Apparatus
What Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace' Looks Like in Nepal
May 22, 2015
What Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace' Looks Like in Nepal
Japan's aid to Nepal has gone largely unnoticed by the international community.
What Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace' Looks Like in Nepal
The Japanese Defense Reform No One Is Talking About
May 16, 2015
The Japanese Defense Reform No One Is Talking About
Don't overlook Japan's "unspoken” defense reform agenda: defense acquisition.
The Japanese Defense Reform No One Is Talking About
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
May 07, 2015
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
Criticisms of Abe's congressional speech overlook the progress made during the rest of his lengthy U.S. visit.
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
4 Takeaways From the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
April 29, 2015
4 Takeaways From the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
What's new about the Guidelines, and what that actually means for U.S.-Japan cooperation moving forward.
4 Takeaways From the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
Is This What Shinzo Abe Will Say in Washington Next Week?
April 24, 2015
Is This What Shinzo Abe Will Say in Washington Next Week?
A lot is riding on Abe's speech before US Congress. His address in Indonesia gives an idea of what to expect.
Is This What Shinzo Abe Will Say in Washington Next Week?
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