Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation’s new report, “Quiet Deterrence ~Building Japan’s New National Security Strategy” is now available

A Real Alternative to Japan’s National Security Strategy

Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF) has published its latest report titled “Quiet Deterrence – Building Japan’s New National Security Strategy- “ which is based upon the discussions from RJIF’s U.S.- Japan Strategic Vision Program.  Dr. Kurt Campbell and Dr. Michael Green, RJIF’s distinguished guest scholars represent the U.S. side, together with Japan’s next generation of experts such as Dr. Ken Jimbo of Keio University, Dr. Nobumasa Akiyama of Hitotsubashi University  and Dr. Toshihiro Nakayama of Keio University  have engaged in a discussions at a series of study sessions  on  foreign and security policy, through which various issues including  national security policy, public diplomacy, intelligence, and crisis management were examined.

This report, “Quiet Deterrence”, is co-authored by the Japanese members based upon the discussions above. We believe this to be a viable alternative to Japan’s National Security Strategy (NSS) endorsed by the Government of Japan in 2013. Ahead of this report, the excerpt version appeared in the January 2014 issue of Chuo Koron (in Japanese).

“Quiet Deterrence ~Building Japan’s New National Security Strategy”

U.S.- Japan Strategic Vision Program | Member List


Kurt M. CAMPBELL RJIF Distinguished Guest Scholar 
Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs,
Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, Center for a New American Society;
Founding Partner, Chairman, CEO of The Asia Group, LLC
Michael J. GREEN RJIF Distinguished Guest Scholar 
Senior Vice President for Asia/Japan Chair,
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Associate Professor, Georgetown University


Ken JIMBO (Editor) Associate Professor, the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Nobumasa AKIYAMA Professor, Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University
Toshihiro NAKAYAMA Professor, the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Nobuhiro AIZAWA Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies,
Kyushu University
Tetsuo KOTANI Senior Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs 
Yoshikazu KOBAYASHI Manager, Oil Group, the Institute of Energy Economics
Akihisa SHIOZAKI Attorney at Law, Partner of Nagashima Ohno and Tsunematsu
Yasuhiro MATSUDA Professor of international politics, the University of Tokyo Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies
Yoichi FUNABASHI Chairman, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (Program Director)
Izumi WAKUGAWA Fellow, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (Staff Director)
Ayumi TERAOKA Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University (Program Assistant)