Dr. Fan Jishe (China) was Senior Associate Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
His research topic was "American Nuclear Disarmament Initiative and Its Relevance to US-Japan Alliance (Extended Deterrence)."
His research at JIIA was funded by a fellowship from the Japan Foundation.

Mr. Tonny Dian Effendi (Indonesia) was Lecturer, Department of International Relations, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.
His research topic was "Japan's Public Diplomacy Process."

Mr. Konstantine Tsereteli was Lecturer, Institute of Asia and Africa, Tbilis Free Univeristy / Senior Specialist, Ministry of Defence of Georgia.
His research topic was "East Asian Community and the role of Japan in it."

Dr. Ni Feng (China) was Professor/Assistant Director-General of the Institute of American Studies (IAS) at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and Chief of the IAS' Division of American Foreign Policy.
His research topic was "Trilateral Dialogue among China, Japan and America --- from the Second Track to the First Track?" He researched at JIIA on a fellowship from the Japan Foundation.


Mr. Andrin Raj (MALAYSIA) was Director, Stratad Asia Pacific Strategic Centre.
His research topic was "Japan's Initiatives in Security Cooperation in the Straits of Malacca on Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: Terrorism and Maritime Security."

Dr. Valijon Khoshimov (UZBEKISTAN) was Head, International Legal Expertise Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
His research topic was "Foreign Policy of Japan and Central Asia."

Dr. Paul Midford (U.S.A.) was Director, Japan Program, Department of Political Science and Sociology, Norwegian University of Sxience and Technology.
His research topic was "Overcoming the Reactive State: Japan's Leadership in Promoting East Asian Security Multilateralism."



Prof. Sylvano Dong-E Mahiwo (PHILIPPINES) was Professor, International Relations, Asian Studies Program (Japan Studies), Asian Center, University of the Philippines Dilman."
His research topic was "ASEAN-JAPAN Contemporary Relations --- from Selective Engagement to Comprehensive Japanese Involvement --- with Focus on the Dynamics and Prospective Interface."

Mr. Marat Yerkatovich Nurgaliyev (KAZAKHSTAN) was Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Department, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
His research topic was "Development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Japanese Diplomacy towards Central Asia.

Dr. Sheila Smith (U.S.A.) was with the Council on Foreign Relations.
Her research topic was "Japanese Foreign Policy toward China and East Asia"