What's New

JIIA Forum / Symposium | 2019-05-16
[Summary report] JIIA-Stanford Symposium "The Past, Present, and Future International Order in East Asia"
(co-hosted by JIIA and Stanford University on May 10, 2019)

AJISS-Commentary | 2019-05-15
"The New US-China Cold War Structure from a Techno-geopolitical Perspective" (No.269)
   Atsushi Sunami (Executive Advisor to the President at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS))

AJISS-Commentary | 2019-05-10
"On the upcoming Osaka G20 Summit" (No.268)
   Koji Tomita (Ambassador, Representative of the Government of Japan for the G20 Summit)

Policy Brief (from JIIA-JIC) | 2019-04-23
"The Coming of Ages of the EU Strategic Thinking on Asia Part 2 : Understanding Each Other Challenges: Towards a New Partnership with Japan"
   Valérie Niquet (Non-Resident Senior Fellow / Head of the Asia program at Foundation for Strategic Research)

JIIA Forum / Symposium [Video streaming(members only)] | 2019-04-23
Theme: "The Role of the OECD in the Changing World Economy"
  Dr. Ángel Gurría (OECD Secretary-General)
  Mr Rintaro Tamaki (President, Japan Center for International Finance)
  Amb. Yoichi Otabe (Adjunct Fellow, JIIA / Former Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva)
  Amb. Kenichiro Sasae (President, JIIA) (Moderator)

Policy Brief (from JIIA-JIC) | 2019-04-22
"Third UN Conference on Law of the Sea (1973-1982): Promoting Peace, Security, Law, and Order in the Oceans"
   Monika Chansoria (Senior Visiting Fellow)



On February 12, 2019, JIIA began an institutional repository -- "Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) Repository" -- upon receiving approval from the National Institute of Informatics (NII) as a research institution transmitting academic information. We plan to use this electronic library system to disseminate open access research results alongside other universities and research institutions. Researchers and students will be able to search the Repository with an academic paper search engine such as CiNii or Google Scholar.

JIIA again ranked 1st in Asia and 14th globally in "2017 Global Go To Think Tank Ranking"
   ->2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (TTCSP)

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The Japan Digital Library now includes Japan and the World Series.    [Japan Digital Library / Japan and the World Series]

JIIA Forum / Symposium

JIIA-Stanford Symposium "The Past, Present, and Future International Order in East Asia"
Theme: "The Role of the OECD in the Changing World Economy"
Panelists: Dr. Ángel Gurría OECD Secretary-General (and more)
Theme: "What’s next beyond JPN/EU EPA? Our common responsibility for the open and free trading system?"
Panelist: Dr. Cecilia Malmström European Commissioner for Trade (and more)
JIIA Open Symposium "Interpreting the Essence of Trump’s Foreign Policy"
(2019-03-11) Video
JIIA Open Symposium “The Korean Peninsula in an ‘Age of Uncertainty’ and Japan’s Foreign/Security Policy”
(2019-03-11) Video
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Media Exposure

May 8

Panelist in France TV (C dans l'air) by Valérie Niquet, Non-resident Senior Fellow, «Iran / Chine : les guerres de Trump» (Iran and China - Trump's wars)

May 1

Contribution to India Foundation Journal by Monika Chansoria, Senior Visiting Fellow, "India-Japan Relations under Modi and Abe: Prospects and Challenges for a Novel Bilateral Asian Dynamic"

May 1

Panelist in ARTE (France) by Valérie Niquet, non-resident Senior Fellow «L'Europe face à Trump, Poutine et Xi Jinping» (Europe faces Trump, Putin and Xi Jinping)

May 1

Contribution to Perth USAsia Centre (Australia) by Ryosuke Hanada, Research Fellow, “A Japanese perspective,” India in APEC: Views from the Indo-Pacific

Apr 28

Comments in CTV News (Canada) by J. Berkshire Miller, non-resident Senior Fellow, “PM Trudeau and Shinzo Abe talk shared problems with China ”

Apr 26

Contribution to the Hill Times (Canada) by J. Berkshire Miller, Non-resident Senior Fellow, “In upcoming G20 summit, Canada, Japan have opportunity to prioritize data governance”

Apr 24

Contribution to the Diplomat by Valérie Niquet, Non-resident Senior Fellow, "France and Japan’s Growing Convergence."

Apr 24

TV commentary in France 24 by Valérie Niquet, Non-resident Senior Fellow, «il y a un besoin de renforcer les relations entre la France et le Japon (There is a reason to strengthen France-Japan relations.)»

Apr 23

Contribution to the German Marshall Fund (U.S.) by Ryosuke Hanada, Research Fellow, “ASEAN’s Role in the Indo-Pacific: Rules-based Order and Regional Integrity,” Mind the Gap: National Views of The Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Apr 21

Commentary in Arirang TV (Korea) by J. Berkshire Miller, non-resident Senior Fellow, “Ep.46 - Abe Administration faces trouble”

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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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JIIA Strategic Comments

Commentary and policy recommendations from JIIA experts on current strategic issues.

Nuclear arms control in a post-INF Treaty period: a chance to engage China?
Hirofumi Tosaki (Senior Research Fellow)

The Breakdown of the US-North Korea Summit Meeting and Future Prospects:
An Analysis from the Structural Factors of “Denuclearization”

Akiyama Nobumasa (Hitotsubashi University)

Japan-Russia Peace Treaty Negotiations – Past Developments and Future Points
Hironori Fushita (Research Fellow)

The Multi-Domain Defense Force: Assessment and Challenges
Tetsuo Kotani (Senior Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs / Associate Professor, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Meikai University)

More JIIA Strategic Comments


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 New US-China Cold War Structure from a Techno-geopolitical Perspective
Atsushi Sunami (2019-05-15)

On the upcoming Osaka G20 Summit
Koji Tomita (2019-05-10)

US Economic Policy under the Trump Administration:
An unmistakable direction transcending partisan differences

Akihiko Yasui (2019-04-09)

A Historical Turning Point — Japan Changes Course toward Admitting Immigrants
Toshihiro Menju (2019-03-14)

More Commentary


Ongoing Research Programs (FY2017-2019)

A. The Resilience of the "Open Liberal International Order": The Situations of the US, China and Europe, and their Impacts

A-1: The Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy and Japan-US Relations

A-2: China’s Foreign Policy and Other Countries’ China Policies

A-3: Europe in Turbulence

B. Bottom-up Review of Security Policy

B-1: Bottom-up Review (Security Research)

B-2: Korean Peninsula in an ‘Age of Uncertainty’ and Japan’s Foreign / Security Policy

B-3: Post-Putin Russia


C-1: World Economy

C-2: Global Risk

Subgroup (1) Analysis of Current Situation in the Middle East and Energy Issues
Subgroup (2) Analysis of Populism and Demographic Shift (Immigrant and Refugee) Issues

D-1: Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific: Japan’s foreign policy for enhancing global public goods

Research Outcomes

D-1: Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific
   Indo-Pacific Focus

More Projects and Outcomes

Japan Digital Library Archive of high-quality scholary works translated from Japanese to English


JIIA Annual Brochure 2018

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



Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)

No.680 April 2019 "Protecting Human Rights via International Procedures"

Japan Review

Vol.2 No.3 Winter 2019
"Territory and Maritime Issues in East Asia"


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

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Institutional Repository by JIIA