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Yuki Tatsumi

Yuki Tatsumi

Yuki Tatsumi is Director of the Japan Program at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C.

Yuki Tatsumi is a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the Japan Program at the Stimson Center. 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.

Posts by Yuki Tatsumi
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November 08, 2017

Trump Meets Abe: Beyond the Publicity

By Yuki Tatsumi
What did the U.S. and Japan actually accomplish during Trump's first trip to Japan?
September 28, 2017

Yuriko Koike’s New Party: A Real Game-Changer for Japanese Politics?

By Yuki Tatsumi
Does the Tokyo governor's new party galvanize Japan's opposition?

August 10, 2017

What It Would Really Take for a US Preemptive Strike on North Korea

By Yuki Tatsumi
The U.S. would need to coordinate closely with South Korea, Japan, and China before taking any military action.

July 07, 2017

Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers

By Yuki Tatsumi
Is the beginning of the end for Abe's political dominance?

June 23, 2017

All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning

By Yuki Tatsumi
As regional tensions rise, Japan will have to make the most of a limited defense budget.
May 05, 2017

Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.

March 31, 2017

Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat

By Yuki Tatsumi
Developing retaliatory capabilities will face political and financial headwinds in Japan.
March 13, 2017

Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan

By Yuki Tatsumi
The decision highlights the domestic constraints on Japan's defense activities abroad.

February 10, 2017

Abe Comes to Washington: A Tough Balancing Act

By Yuki Tatsumi
Abe will need to build a relationship with Trump without sparking backlash at home.

February 03, 2017

Defense Secretary Mattis in Asia: Challenges for a 'Reassurer-in-Chief'

By Yuki Tatsumi
If Mattis' job is to reassure allies of U.S. commitment, he will have a full plate during his time as secretary.

December 06, 2016

Shinzo Abe's Visit to Pearl Harbor: What to Expect

By Yuki Tatsumi
What to watch for during the Japanese prime minister's historic trip.
November 11, 2016

Japan's Abe to Meet President-Elect Trump. Why Now?

By Yuki Tatsumi
Why is Japan's prime minister in such a rush to meet the next U.S. president?

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