International Peace and Security Department
Since its establishment, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation has implemented and supported projects that contribute to global peace and security. The International Peace and Security Department carries out projects that strengthen peace and stability in Japan, the Asian region and the world. More specifi cally, it conducts research, disseminates information and provides policy recommendations concerning Japan's defense issues, the Japan–U.S. alliance, which has been a key contributor to the stability of Japan and the Asian region, Asia's regional issues, and challenges for world stability. Through these activities, the Department also plays a part in private-sector defense diplomacy (Track II diplomacy).