JIIA regularly organizes forums and conferences to enhance public awareness on international affairs and developing global networks and collaboration. Distinguished speakers from around the world are invited to these events to speak on current international affairs and policies and to offer their insights. These events provide useful ideas and analysis to policy makers, researchers and specialists as well as a wider public.

JIIA Forum / Symposium

JIIA organizes some 30 forums annually in which we invites distinguished speakers from Japan and abroad to address germane issues and offer insights on international relations and Japanese foreign policy.

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Theme: "What窶冱 next beyond JPN/EU EPA? Our common responsibility for the open and free trading system?"
Panelist: Dr. Cecilia Malmstrテカm European Commissioner for Trade (and more)
Dr. Cecilia Malmstrテカm (European Commissioner for Trade)
Yoriko Kawaguchi (Visiting Professor, Musashino University / Former Minister for Foreign Affairs / Former Minister of the Environment)
Yorizumi Watanabe (Professor, Kansai University of International Studies/ Emeritus Professor, Keio University)
Yoichi Otabe (Adjunct Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs / Former Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva)

JIIA Open Symposium "Interpreting the Essence of Trump窶冱 Foreign Policy"(2019-03-11)
Opening Remarks: Yasunori NAKAYAMA, Director General (Acting), JIIA
Report#1 Akio Takahata, Professor, Hakuoh University
Report#2 Tomoyuki Miyata Lecturer, Teikyo University
   Fumiaki Kubo, Professor, The University of Tokyo, and Senior Adjunct Fellow, JIIA
   Kenichiro Sasae President, JIIA / Former Japanese Ambassador to the U.S.
*This Symposium was conducted by the Chatham House Rule. Video

JIIA Open Symposium 窶弋he Korean Peninsula in an 窶連ge of Uncertainty窶 and Japan窶冱 Foreign/Security Policy窶(2019-03-11)
Opening Remarks:
(Director General (Acting), The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA))
窶弋he Korean Peninsula in an 窶連ge of Uncertainty窶 and Japan窶冱 Foreign/Security Policy窶抓tudy Group
(Moderator: Masao OKONOGI, Professor Emeritus, Keio University)
Briefing by Study Group Leader on key research topics and issues being addressed. (10min)
Study Group Leader: Masao OKONOGI
Reports: (15min each)
(1) Hideya KURATA (Professor and Director, Global Security Center, National
Defense Academy / Adjunct Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs(JIIA))
窶弋he Security Environment on the Korean Peninsula and Recent Developments窶
(2) Hajime IZUMI (Professor, Tokyo International University)
窶廾verview of the 2nd US-North Korea Summit and the Prospects of US-North Korea Relations窶
(3) Junya NISHINO (Professor, Keio University)
窶廱apan-South Korea Relations at Present and Proposals for Managing Relations窶
Summary and Closing Remarks by Study Group Leader
*This Symposium was conducted by the Chatham House Rule. Video

JIIA Open Symposium "Brexit and Europe—Political and Economic Analyses"(2019-03-06)
Opening Remarks: Yasunori NAKAYAMA, Director General (Acting), JIIA
[Session 1: Political Dynamics in Europe 2018-2019]
窶廢urope in the post-Complex Crisis窶
- Ken ENDO, Professor, Hokkaido University / Adjunct Fellow,JIIA
Q & A Session
[Session 2: The UK窶冱 Exit from the EU and Its Impacts]
窶廝rexit 窶 An Analysis of the Political Dimension窶
- Daisuke IKEMOTO, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University
窶弋he impact of Brexit on European economy and financial system窶
- Kenichiro YOSHIDA, Senior Chief Economist, Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.
Q & A Session
Concluding Remarks: Ken ENDO, Professor, Hokkaido University/ Adjunct Fellow, JIIA
*This Symposium was conducted by the Chatham House Rule. Video

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International Conference

JIIA regularly organizes international conference to exchange opinions and discuss policies. We hold a variety of meetings at which officials, journalists, academics and other foreign-policy specialists debate world affairs.

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

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Lecture Series

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.2 Fall 2018
"150th Anniversary of Meiji Restoration"


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

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