Who We Are
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.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The Long and Winding Road to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics
China Looms Large Despite Strong U.S.-Japan Alliance
What Japan and the US Can Learn from Each Other
Recently at the Japan Program
The Tokyo Olympics has sparked heated debates in Japan and elsewhere and exposed issues related to governance and gender in Japanese sports associations. Yuko Arimori and Dai Tamesue, two prominent former Olympians who continue to wield significant influence in Japanese sports scenes, joined us to discuss the outlook for the 2021 Games and the future of Japanese sports.
The Tokyo Olympics, COVID-19, and Governance and Gender in Japanese Sports
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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