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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JIIA Open Symposium "Reviewing the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections "(2018-11-27)
Dr. Fumiaki Kubo
 Professor, The University of Tokyo / Senior Adjunct Fellow, JIIA
Mr. Akihiko Yasui
 Head, Research Department-Europe and the Americas, Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.
Ms. Naoko Funatsu
 Research Fellow, JIIA

Amb. Kenichiro Sasae
 President, JIIA / Former Japanese Ambassador to the U.S.
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Theme:窶弩hat American Public Opinion Tells Us About the 2018 Mid-Term Elections and Beyond" Speaker:Mr. Bruce Stokes(Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center)(2018-11-15)
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Theme: 窶廚hallenges to the World Trading Systems and a Role of WTO窶
Speaker: Amb. Roberto Azevedo (Director-General, WTO)
Amb. Shotaro Oshima
Chairman, The Institute for International Economic Studies縲

Prof. Yorizumi Watanabe
Professor, Keio University SFC

Amb. Kenichiro Sasae
President, The Japan Isntitute of International Affairs Video

JIIA-WCFIA Symposium "Origins of Prosperity and Stability: State Building in 20th Century Asia" Part 1(Keynote Speech)(2018-10-12)
(Co-host by JIIA and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University) (watch video by youtube)

Susan J. Pharr (Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University)

Yasunori Nakayama (Director-General(Acting), Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA))

[Keynote Speech]
"The History of Asia in the 20th Century: The Origins of Prosperity and Stability窶
Akihiko Tanaka (President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

Discussant: Thomas Berger
(Professor of International Relations and Director, Center for the Study of Asia (2018-21), Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University)

(Co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.)
*Language is English only. 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.676 November 2018 The Many Aspects of "Electoral Authoritarianism"

Japan Review

Vol.2 No.1 Summer 2018


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

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