As economic strategy and national security become increasingly intertwined, Japan and the United States are aligned on the importance of protecting critical and emerging technologies to manage strategic competition with China. As the technology policy debate advances rapidly in both countries, there is great potential for bilateral cooperation to enhance competitiveness and coordinate approaches with other regional allies and partners. This edited volume is an anthology of nine essays from Japanese and U.S. scholars examining the technology policy landscape with an eye toward developing recommendations for bilateral cooperation in the years ahead. Topics include U.S. and Japanese technology strategy, economic security, and rulemaking for the digital economy. The conclusion synthesizes the authors’ recommendations and outlines an agenda for a U.S.-Japan technology alliance to manage competition in new domains and underwrite norms for economic security in the digital economy.
Michael Jonathan Green is the CEO of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is also senior adviser and Henry A. Kissinger Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He was formerly senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at CSIS and director of Asian Studies and Chair in Modern and Con temporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Ser vice at Georgetown University. Nicholas Szechenyi is a senior fellow with the Japan Chair and deputy director for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Hannah Fodale is a former associate fellow with the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).