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The Japan Chair expands economic ties, enhances defense cooperation, and promotes closer scientific and technological collaboration between the US and Japan.

H.R. McMaster
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“The US-Japan alliance is more important than ever and the Hudson Institute Japan Chair will strengthen further our alliance and help determine what more we might do to realize  and secure our joint vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.” — H.R. McMaster


The US-Japan alliance is America’s cornerstone alliance in the Indo-Pacific.

Since its founding nearly 60 years ago, Hudson Institute has championed a strong Japan and the importance of the US-Japan alliance. Hudson’s founder was among the first to predict the rise of Japan as a major world economy.

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

Hudson launched the Japan Chair in spring 2019 to address these challenges and opportunities. This major initiative, led by Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, allows Hudson Institute to capitalize on its 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.