In the fall of 2022, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) at Columbia University inaugurated a new program directed by Professor Gerald Curtis that focuses on Japan’s evolving foreign policy strategy. Named the Japan Research Program, it incorporates and builds on activities that were previously sponsored by the Institute’s Toyota Research Program. The Japan Research Program continues to enjoy the generous support of Toyota and is currently seeking support from other corporations, foundations, and individuals for its public policy-related events and activities concerned with Japan’s relations with the United States, with other countries in the Indo-Pacific region and globally.
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John E. Merow Senior Fellow for Asia Pacific Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Chair of JRP Advisors
Former Ambassador of Japan to Indonesia
Phillip Y. Lipscy
Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto
Executive Vice President and Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Jacob M. Schlesinger
President and CEO of the United States-Japan Foundation
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs and former US Ambassador to Vietnam
Deputy President, Corporate Executive Officer and Member of the Board, Daiwa Securities Group