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Japan’s New Reality in a Trump Administration

Since President Trump’s election, Japanese Prime Minister Abe has succeeded in forging a good relationship with the new administration. Contrary to initial concerns from Tokyo, the White House has reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-Japan security alliance, and U.S. military commitment in East Asia. As for economic ties, the Trump administration has acknowledged the benefits of trading with Japan. Nevertheless, worries about the future of Japan’s relations with the United States persist. Join us for a discussion with three Japanese scholars to assess the outlook for U.S.-Japan relations in the age of Donald Trump from a political, national security, and economic perspective.

Image: Wikimedia/Government of Japan


  • Toshihiro Nakayama

    Japan Fellow
    Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan; Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs
  • Fumiaki Kubo

    former Japan Scholar
    Professor of U.S. Government and History, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Akihiko Yasui

    Head of Research, Mizuho Research Institute