The Japan Digital Library was created to disseminate outstanding research translated from Japanese, and JIIA began posting the “Rule of Law Series” as the first contribution to this Library.    [Japan Digital Library / Rule of Law Series page]

JIIA No.13 in 2014 global think tank rankings
JIIA has been ranked 13th out of about 6,600 think tanks around the world in annnal survey conducted by the TTCSP-Think Tank and Civil Society Program of the University of Pennsylvania. In Asia JIIA is the highest, which was the same position in the previous year. Total list of global ranking

JIIA Forum / Symposium

ADBI-JIIA International Symposium "Current Global Trade Governance: Toward the Next Agenda?" (1/5)
Special Session: Significance of Exchange Rate Arrangements on Trade & Investment *Open access
(2015-11-10) Video

ADBI-JIIA International Symposium "Current Global Trade Governance: Toward the Next Agenda?" (2/5)
Session 1: TPP – A 21st Century Trade Agreement *Open access
(2015-11-10) Video

ADBI-JIIA International Symposium "Current Global Trade Governance: Toward the Next Agenda?" (3/5)
Session 2: Asia Launch of the World Trade Report 2015 *Open access
(2015-11-10) Video

ADBI-JIIA International Symposium "Current Global Trade Governance: Toward the Next Agenda?" (4/5)
Session 3: The Future of the Multilateral Trading System *Open access
(2015-11-10) Video

ADBI-JIIA International Symposium "Current Global Trade Governance: Toward the Next Agenda?" (5/5)
Session 4: New Trade Governance in the Asia-Pacific *Open access
(2015-11-10) Video

Theme: "Iran Nuclear Program : Challenges and Opportunities"
Speaker: H.E. Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi ,
Vice President and Head of Atomic Energy Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran
(2015-11-05) Video

Theme: "China's Land Reclamation in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea, A Challenge to the Survival of UNCLOS" *Open access
Speaker: Justice Antonio T. Carpio, The Supreme Court of the Philippines
(2015-09-25) Video

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International Conference

March 2015

3rd Japan-India Dialogue, Tokyo

Japan-US Security Seminar Follow-up Meeting, Washington, DC

February 2015

8th JIIA-IPIS (Institute for Political and International Studies, Iran) Roundtable, Tehran

2nd JIIA-CSR (Center for Strategic Research, Expediency Discernment Council, Iran) Dialogue, Tehran

JIIA-IIRI (Ilmin International Relations Institute (IIRI), Korea University) Dialogue, Seoul

JIIA-RAND Corporation Dialogue, Tokyo

January 2015

4th JIIA-INSS (Institute for National Security Strategy, South Korea) Dialogue, Tokyo

December 2014

3rd JIIA-IIS (Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, China) Dialogue, Tokyo

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AJISS-Commentary is an occasional op-ed type publication. It aims to present a variety of Japanese views on international relations to international intellectuals interested in Japanese external policy.

The CHY issue becomes a global risk
Toshiya Tsugami (5 November 2015)

An Incomplete "Coronation": China's Military Parade and President Xi Jinping's US Visit
Kenji Minemura (30 October 2015)

Significance of the Guidelines for Japan-US Defense Cooperation and Japan's Defense Legislation in 2015
Yoji Koda (9 September 2015)

Prime Minister Abe's Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII: The Case for Japan's Public Diplomacy
Akio Watanabe (31 August 2015)

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Ongoing Projects

Major developments in the US and China and US-China relations a midst turmoil in the international order (FY2015)

Ⅰ. Domestic factors influencing US foreign policy
Ⅱ. China's domestic situation and foreign policy
Ⅲ. US-China relations and international relations surrounding the US and China

Security policy reality check - New security legislation/guidelines and circumstances on the Korean Peninsula and in the Middle East - (FY2015)

Ⅰ. Security policy
Ⅱ. Japan’s security and comprehensive analysis of circumstances on the Korean Peninsula
Ⅲ. Current Situation in the Middle East and the new regional order

Issues Facing the Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific and Maritime Security (Country Profile) (FY2015)

New developments in the Asia-Pacific's post-TPP economic order - Acceleration of inclusive economic partnerships and correspondence analysis of excluded areas (FY-2015)

Ⅰ. The Post-TPP Trade Architecture
Ⅱ. Examination of Russia's eastward shift

Japan`s Resource Diplomacy and Energy Cooperation (FY2014-2015)

Research Outcomes

Japan's Territorial Issues and the Historical Understandings of the Concerned Countries – Case Studies on the Senkaku Islands, Takeshima and the Northern Territories – (FY2013)

Japanese Diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific Age: Toward a Collaborative Relationship with Emerging Powers(FY2013-2014)

The Middle East as a Global Strategic Challenge – Outlook in 2030 and Responses(FY2013-2014)

Research on radical Islamist activities and strife over natural resources in the Sahara region – from the perspective of Middle Eastern states vis-à-vis global actors(FY2013-2014)

China Risk and Efforts toward Regional Economic Integration(FY2013-2014)

Rising Challenges for the Japan-U.S. Alliance in the Global Commons (Cyberspace, Outer Space, and the Arctic Ocean) (FY2013-2014)

Scenario Planning for the Korean Peninsula(FY2013-2014)

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 Japan Digital Library

JIIA Annual Brochure 2015

A highlight of JIIA's recent activities and a summary of its organization.



Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)

No.646 November 2015 "ASEAN, Quo vadis?"


What Do Alliances Mean to the US?
(Fumiaki Kubo ed., 2013)

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