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Issues & Insights Vol. 13 – No. 8 – Innovate or Enervate: The future of US-Japan alliance collaboration

Post-war Japan has made good international citizenry its raison d’être. Whether by design or concordance, it has aligned its interests (almost) seamlessly with those of the United States. It serves the US well to have an effective, well-resourced ally acting as a rules promoter, guardian of the global commons, and partner to likeminded and emerging democracies.