The overarching purpose of my project was to provide well-informed and objective assessments of emerging U.S. economic and foreign policy proposals in a U.S.-Japan alliance context and to maximize opportunities for constructive debate in a timely matter. The resulting monograph, Uncommon Alliance for the Common Good: The United States and Japan After the Cold War, combined research using English and Japanese sources with interviews of former and current officials from both countries. Policymakers and students are now benefiting from this work. We are grateful for the support from CGP that helped make this initiative possible.
(James Schoff is currently Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.)