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The 21st Century US-Japan Relationship


In advance of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's state visit next week, join us for an afternoon of wide-ranging discussions on the political and security issues making headlines and the cultural, economic, and educational ties that run deep.

An event at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with the US-Japan Foundation. Pictured is a panel of experts covered a wide range of topics, from political issues and Prime Minister Kishida’s state visit to the widespread popularity of Japanese culture throughout the US
Ana Miyares Photography

Opening Up "Oppenheimer"


Join the Council for a screening of Christopher Nolan’s "Oppenheimer," hosted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Robert Downey Jr, Christopher Nolan, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, and Matt Damon pose for a photo at an Oppenheimer promotional event in London.
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Commentary & Analysis

South Korean President Yoon Hits a Domestic Dead End

In the News
East Asia Forum
Karl Friedhoff

With little support at home, President Yoon Suk-yeol will look to make his mark overseas, Karl Friedhoff writes.

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol speaks during a pre-recorded interview with KBS television
South Korea Presidential Office / AP
Global Politics

What Americans Think About the US-Japan Relationship

Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

As US President Joe Biden hosts Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for a state visit, here’s what to know about US attitudes toward the alliance.

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida walk along the colonnade of the White House
Haiyun Jiang / AP
Public Opinion


American Views of Japanese Influence on the Rise

Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

The US public views the Japan alliance as a significant national security benefit as concerns about China grow.

Biden walks by a Japanese flag
AP Photos
Public Opinion

Taiwan's Security Future: How Domestic Politics Impact Taipei’s Defense

Report by Ethan Kessler

With a presidential election fast approaching, Taipei’s defense policy could go in multiple directions.

A voter holds a Taiwan flag as he waits for the start of a campaign rally
AP Photos
Defense and Security