The Japan-US relationship is often described as the most important diplomatic and cultural relationship in the Asia Pacific region. One of the keys to the long alliance and friendship has been the development of frank and open discussions on a wide range of policy issues; those discussions presume well-informed experts on both sides who are familiar with the issues and assumptions of their partners. The New Voices from Japan (NVJ) program addresses a pressing need to develop a new generation who can actively participate in the dialogues.
Associate Professor, Komatsu University
Japan's Engagement in Meeting Security Needs in Southeast Asia
Associate Professor, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business
Japan's Leadership in International Trade Rule-Making
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Tokyo, Hosei University, and Showa Women's University
"The Politics of Reform" A Guide to Understanding Contemporary Japanese Political Confrontation