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As one of America’s preeminent scholars of Japan, Dr. Pyle has spent his entire career examining Japan’s emergence from destruction and defeat to becoming an economic powerhouse and a vibrant democracy. In this interview, Dr. Pyle examines how Japan was able to recover from the war, the role of the U.S.-Japan alliance, and how the constitution that the United States imposed on Japan continues to shape Tokyo’s approach to foreign affairs, its own security, and the rise of China.


Kenneth Pyle stands at a podium.

Dr. Kenneth Pyle

Professor Emeritus, University of Washington  

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Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more