Young Strategists Forum 2016 took place in Tokyo from January 29 to February 2, 2016. The seventeen participants were selected through a highly competitive application process. They hailed from more than half a dozen countries and a variety of backgrounds ranging from the military to the private sector to academia. The first two days of the forum were devoted to a seminar, discussions, and a complex and interactive grand strategy simulation focused on security in the Asia Pacific. On February 1 the YSF group met with officials at the Japanese Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, senior Japanese journalists and scholars, as well as representatives from the U.S. Embassy, EU Delegation, and defense attachés from a number of countries. The program concluded with a visit to Yokosuka Base and tour of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.