The Japan Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center cultivates multidisciplinary research and education on contemporary Japanese affairs. Through collaboration with experts from academia, government, business, and civil society, we engage in policy-relevant dialogue and scholarship to promote a comprehensive understanding of the internal and external political, economic, and social factors that influence the progress and development of Japan and its role within the Asia-Pacific region and on the world’s stage.
We study the economy, politics, societal challenges, and regional and international relations of contemporary Japan.
We support students and emerging talent in exploring contemporary Japanese affairs and U.S.-Japan relations.
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