Nov 28, 2022

Nuclear energy in a low-carbon future: Implications for the United States and Japan

By Stephen S. Greene

Nuclear energy is poised to play a significant role in the secure decarbonization of the entire energy sector, from electricity to industrial uses. Its versatility, reliability, and dispatchability enables it to underpin the emissions-free economy of the future, especially in the later stages of the energy transition. As advanced technologies enter the fray alongside existing ones, nuclear power's importance in countries like the United States and Japan, in addition to the challenges it faces and the solutions needed to tackle them, will become apparent.

Energy & Environment Japan
Dollar Currency Exchange rate


Sep 7, 2022

Don’t expect a Plaza Accord 2.0 to reverse the dollar’s surge

By Mrugank Bhusari

Neither China, nor the original participants of the Plaza Accord, are willing to engage in such market intervention to return a soaring dollar to normal levels.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Sep 6, 2022

Aoki quoted in Bloomberg

On August 25, Nonresident Senior Fellow Naoko Aoki was quoted in a Bloomberg article titled, “Japan Set to Become One of World’s Biggest Defense Spenders.” In an interview, Aoki explains that “Japan cannot make itself more secure just by increasing its defense spending.” She further states, “Enhancing Japan’s defense capabilities could appear threatening to others […]

Japan Security & Defense


Sep 1, 2022

Japan’s opportunity to build a new legacy in Africa

By Rama Yade, Tyrell Junius

The outcomes of TICAD8 in Tunis, attended by some 20 African heads of state and government, reflect the clear aim of Japan to differentiate itself from China.

Africa Economy & Business

The 5×5

Aug 15, 2022

The 5×5—The US-Japan-South Korea trilateral cybersecurity relationship

By Simon Handler

Five experts share their insights on the future of US-Japan-South Korea trilateral cybersecurity cooperation.

Cybersecurity East Asia


Aug 8, 2022

Collaboration, not competition, is key to alleviating the global chip shortage

By Ridhika Batra

If the international community seeks to diversify chip manufacturing and create safety nets for future crises, then collaboration—as opposed to competition—seems a logical and prudent first step.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Aug 7, 2022

Kroenig discusses nuclear risk on NHK World-Japan

By Atlantic Council

Matthew Kroenig discusses the risks of nuclear escalation due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the implications of China's nuclear build up, and the evolution of US nuclear posture.

Arms Control China

New Atlanticist

Aug 5, 2022

Japan may not militarize soon, but Abe’s dream lives on

By Naoko Aoki

Despite only small changes so far, it's clear that Shinzo Abe’s legacy will continue guiding Japanese defense policy.

Defense Policy East Asia

New Atlanticist

Jul 8, 2022

Shinzo Abe’s murder has shocked the world. What legacy will he leave behind?

By Atlantic Council experts

Experts from the Council’s Asia Security Initiative weigh in on what Abe’s death means for Japan’s future.

Japan Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Jul 1, 2022

Gramer featured twice in Foreign Policy upon return from Seoul

After wrapping up one week in Seoul, Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Journalist Fellow Robbie Gramer published two articles in Foreign Policy titled, “As Security Threats Mount, Japan and South Korea Begin (Carefully) Mending Fences” (June 30, 2022) and “Pyongyang’s Not Picking Up the Phone” (June 28, 2022). Based on interviews with South Korean officials and experts […]

Japan Korea