Foreign Policy

Scholarly Publications

Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

March 2011

Governments confront difficult political choices when they must determine how to balance their spending. But what would happen if a government found a means of spending without taxation?

A comparative institutional analysis of the Fukushima nuclear disaster: Lessons and policy implications

February 2013

This paper analyzes the causes, responses, and consequences of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident (March 2011) by comparing these with Three Mile Island (March 1979) and Chernobyl (April...

Corporations in Evolving Diversity: Cognition, Governance, and Institutions

July 2010

The 2008–2009 financial crisis demands we look anew at the role of corporations, and the working of financial markets around the world.

Other Publications

Shinzo Abe and the Reality of Japanese Democracy

August 2015

Writing for the National Bureau of Asian Research, Daniel Sneider examines Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent attempts to revise Japan’s defense guidelines.

Behind the Comfort Women Agreement

January 2016

The breakthrough agreement on the comfort women issue between Japan and South Korea on Dec. 28, 2015, was the culmination of at least four years of negotiations between the two governments.

Advancing U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Cooperation: A U.S. Perspective

March 2016

An analysis of the foundations and future of the trilateral relationship from a U.S.

News

Signs of growth in post-Fukushima Japan, say Stanford experts

January 2012

Nearly a year has passed since an earthquake triggered a tsunami that swept away entire communities on Japan's northeastern coast, leading to a series of accidents at the Fukushima nuclear complex....

On foreign policy, experts give Obama political edge

June 2012

During a discussion at the Freeman Spogli Institute, foreign policy experts said elections can turn on international issues, debunking the dictum that 'all politics is local.'

The Land of the Sinking Sun

August 2013

Phillip Lipscy examines Japan's military decline and its implications for regional security in a coauthored article in Foreign Policy.

Events

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 27, 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

Japan's Reflection on a Rising China: The Domestic Politics of Japan's China Policy

February 29, 2012

Japan's experience with China's rise thus far suggests an increasingly tumultuous Northeast Asia.

The US-Japan Internet Economy Dialogue: Talking about the Future not the Past

October 19, 2012

The U.S.-Japan relationship is not much in the headlines these days—and when it is the stories seem to focus on issues, such as Okinawa and beef, that have bedeviled ties seemingly for decades.

Multimedia

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections

January 2016

Audio and transcript from "Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections," a book event for the publication that carries the same name.

People

Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC