Japan Chair

Japan Chair

“Japan and the U.S. together should lead the Indo-Pacific Century to make it one that cherishes freedom, democracy, human rights, and rules-based order.”Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on accepting the Herman Kahn Award

H.R. McMasterShinzo Abe

Since its founding nearly 60 years ago, Hudson Institute has championed a strong Japan and the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance. Hudson’s founder was among the first to predict the rise of Japan as a major world economy.Shinzo Abe In 2013, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received Hudson’s Herman Kahn Award, in recognition of Japan’s crucial role in helping secure a free and prosperous future for democracies around the world.


Today more than ever, growing threats in Northeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific prove the need for an enduring Japan-U.S. alliance.

Hudson launched the Japan Chair in spring 2019 to address these challenges and opportunities. This major new initiative, led by Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, will allow Hudson Institute to capitalize on Shinzo Abeits deep connections in Tokyo and Washington to expand economic ties, enhance defense cooperation, and promote closer scientific and technological collaboration between the United States and Japan.

For more information, contact Hudson Director of Studies Joel Scanlon, [email protected]

Policy Center News

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Straits Times about the Biden administration’s approach to China.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in The Korea Herald about what a Biden presidency will mean for US policy towards South Korea.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Yonhap News about the impact of the 2020 U.S. election on South Korea.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in National Interest about North Korea’s October 10 military parade.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Nikkei Asia Review about the U.S. 2020 election.

Masashi Murano was interviewed in The Diplomat about Japan’s missile defense strategy.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in The Washington Times about China’s QUAD alliance and foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Japan Today. about Shinzo Abe’s successor, Suga Yoshihide.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Kyodo News about the future of U.S.-Japan ties following the announcement of Shinzo Abe’s successor, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Yonhap News Agency about the announcement that Yoshihide Suga will succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in The Washington Times about Prime Minister Abe’s resignation and the future of Japanese leadership.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Nikkei Asian Review about what Prime Minister Abe’s resignation could mean for Japanese leadership.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Nikkei Asian Review about Prime Minister Abe’s resignation.

Masashi Murrano was quoted in Nikkei Asian Review on Japan’s defense capabilities.

Masashi Murano was quoted in NHK about the Aegis Ashore missile defense system.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Straits Times about the Trump administration’s hard stance on China.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Nikkei Asian Review about the importance of the Quad countries and China’s military movements in the South China Sea.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Straits Times about U.S. ties with India and India’s border clash with China.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in USSA News about China’s exploitation of U.S. universities and scientific labs.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in Asia Times about China’s attempts to establish regional dominion in Southeast Asia as the world is distracted by Covid-19.

Patrick Cronin, Aparna Pande, and John Lee were quoted in Nikkei Asian Review about the importance of the Quad countries uniting against China.

H.R. McMaster was quoted in Nikkei Asian Review about the long term global impact of COVID-19.

An event about border tensions between China and India featuring Husain Haqqani, Aparna Pande, John Lee, and Patrick Cronin was mentioned in Radio Free Asia

Patrick Cronin was quoted in _Yonhap News Agency about peace on the Korean peninsula.

Patrick Cronin was quoted in NBC News about China’s military movements.

H.R. McMaster was quoted in Korea Times about the importance of U.S. military exercises and resolving burden-sharing issues with Japan and South Korea.

Patrick Cronin was mentioned in Nikkei Asian Review about China’s military movements during the COVID pandemic.

Patrick Cronin and H.R. McMaster were quoted in Straits Times about China’s grand strategy to establish favorable geopolitical rules and a Sino-centered security architecture.

Masashi Murano was interviewed in The Asahi Shimbun about the need for strong Japanese national security policy against China’s building missile force.

Masashi Murano was quoted in the Japan Times about the need for the U.S. and Japan to establish a sustainable missile deployment plan in order to counter Chinese missiles.

Masashi Murano was mentioned in USNI about the presence of Chinese Coast Guard vessels in the East China Sea and Japan’s ability to deter growing Chinese influence.

Masashi Murano is quoted in VOA Korea on the U.S.-Japan alliance and military operations between the two countries.

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