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The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), founded in 1959, is a private, nonpartisan policy think-tank focused on foreign affairs and security issues. In addition to a wide range of research projects, the institute promotes dialogues and joint studies with other institutions and experts at home and abroad, examines Japanese foreign policy and makes proposals to the government, and disseminates information on international relations to the public. The institute, together with a large network of affiliated scholars, aims to serve as an indispensable resource on international affairs in a complex world. More About JIIA

What's New

Japan-US Kanazawa Conference(2013-11-22-25) "A Changing World and the Japan-US Alliance"

KOKUSAI MONDAI No.630 April 2014 Special Contribution by Dr. Dmitri Trenin
"The Obama Administration's Policy toward Russia: a Moscow Perspective"

AJISS-Commentary No.196 "Japan-ASEAN Relations in a Changing East Asian Regional Order" / OBA Mie (9 April 2014)

Hiroshima Report 2014 "The Hiroshima Report--Evaluation of Achievement in Nuclear Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Security: 2014," the result of the CPDNP research project on Evaluating performances of Selected Countries in the Fields of Nuclear Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Security, commissioned by Hiroshima Prefecture (FY2013) was published on April 7, 2014.
The Report and summary (PDF) can be downloaded from the following links:
  → Report and Evaluations (in Japanese and English)
  → Evaluation Sheet (in Japanese and English)
  → Executive Summary (in Japanese and English)

AJISS-Commentary No.195 "The Outlook for Abenomics' Third Arrow" / Motoshige ITO (4 April 2014)

AJISS-Commentary No.194 "Japan's Middle East Policy after the Geneva Interim Agreement with Iran" / Nobumasa Akiyama (20 March 2014)

AJISS-Commentary No.193 "New Power Struggles after the Geneva Interim Agreement on the Iranian Nuclear Program" / Mari Nukii (19 March 2014)

Topic   On Wednesday, March 5, President Nogami met with HE Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and briefed the visiting Minister on cooperation between Japanese and Iranian think tanks. In the week prior to this meeting, President Nogami and other staff from The Japan Institute of International Affairs had visited Tehran, engaging in round-table discussions on the global situation and bilateral relations with the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) on February 23 and with the Expediency Discernment Council’s Center for Strategic Research (CSR) on February 24.
[Photo1. HE Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif and President Nogami]  [Photo2. IPIS]  [Photo3. CRS]

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JIIA Forum / Symposium

JIIA Study Report FY2013 Symposium "Development of the Russian Far East/Siberia and Japan's Economic Security"#1
(2014-02-18) Video

JIIA Study Report FY2013 Symposium "Development of the Russian Far East/Siberia and Japan's Economic Security"#2
(2014-02-18) Video

JIIA Symposium "Analysis of Key Actors' View and Policies vis-à -vis China"#1
(2014-02-18) Video

JIIA Symposium "Analysis of Key Actors' View and Policies vis-à -vis China"#2
(2014-02-18) Video

Ms. Michele Angelique Flournoy
Former Under Secretary of Defense For Policy
Theme: "U.S. rebalance to Asia"
(2014-02-06) Video

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Research

Ongoing Projects

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

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

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

China Risk and Efforts toward Regional Economic Integration(FY2013)

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

Scenario Planning for the Korean Peninsula(FY2013)

Research Outcomes

The transformation of Russia's political system and its impact on foreign policy(FY2012)

The future of the Arab Spring(FY2012)

Humanitarian assistance trends in the international community and Japan's role(FY2012)

The security order in Asia (in particular, the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean)(FY2012)

The transformation of Russia's political system and its impact on foreign policy(FY2012)

China during a change of administration: overview of the Hu Jintao era and prospects for the Xi Jinping era(FY2012)

The present and future of regional integration(FY2012)

Arctic governance and Japan's diplomatic strategy(FY2012)

North Korea in 2012(FY2012)

New developments in US domestic and foreign affairs(FY2012)

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International Policy Conference

November 2013

Japan-US Kanazawa Conference(November 22-25 2013)
"A Changing World and the Japan-US Alliance"    [English]    [Japanese]

September 2013

The sixth Japan-New Zealand Track 1.5 Dialogue (23 September 2013)
-Digest (http://asianz.org.nz)

June 2013

The 8th Japan–Australia Track 1.5 Dialogue (June 20–21,2013)
-Report
-Policy Recommendations

March 2013

The 19th Japan-U.S. Security Seminar, San Francisco (Mar 15-16, 2013)
New Governments, Renewed Purpose: the 19th Japan-US Security Seminar-A Conference Report (March, 2013)

The US-Japan alliance in action: Threats to thwart, opportunities to seize, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Washington, DC
(13 March 2013)
-SUMMARY(English)
-SUMMARY(Japanese)
-Video streaming(AEI-www.aei.org)

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AJISS-Commentary

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.

No.196
Japan-ASEAN Relations in a Changing East Asian Regional Order - OBA Mie 9 April 2014

No.195
The Outlook for Abenomics' Third Arrow - Motoshige ITOH 4 April 2014

No.194
Japan's Middle East Policy after the Geneva Interim Agreement with Iran - Nobumasa Akiyama 20 March 2014

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