Japan Chair

The mission of the CSIS Japan Chair is to be the leading source of analytic insight and policy-relevant research on Japan, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and Japan’s leadership on the global stage.

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The Japan Chair was established to provide a venue in Washington, DC for the study of U.S.-Japan relations and to increase mutual understanding. As Japan's role in Asian and global affairs continues to grow, the Japan Chair is charting a strategic agenda for the U.S.-Japan relationship. The Japan Chair is a unique platform to raise awareness of U.S.-Japan policy issues in a bilateral, regional and global context.

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Enhancing U.S.-Japan Alliance Command and Control Relationships

As Japan fundamentally reinforces its defense capabilities, the U.S.-Japan command and control (C2) relationship is vital. Yohsuke Aoki outlines the legal and operational challenges to integrating operational control and identifies ways to enhance an allied approach to C2.

Commentary by Yohsuke Aoki — July 6, 2023

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