JIIA again ranked 1st in Asia and 15th globally in "2016 Global Go To Think Tank Ranking"
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The Japan Digital Library was created to disseminate outstanding research translated from Japanese, and JIIA began posting the “Rule of Law Series” as the first contribution to this Library.    [Japan Digital Library / Rule of Law Series page]

JIIA Forum / Symposium

Theme: "EU Security perspectives on Russia and China"
Speaker: Mr. Dan SMITH, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
(2017-03-15) Video

Theme: "The EU managing Brexit and other Challenges: Ireland’s Perspective "
Speaker: H.E.Minister, Mr. Charles Flanagan T.D., Foreign and Trade Minister of Ireland
(2017-02-28) Video

JIIA Forum/Open Symposium“Issues Facing the Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific and Maritime Security (Country Profile)”(Session1)
(2017-02-20) Video

JIIA Forum/Open Symposium“Issues Facing the Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific and Maritime Security (Country Profile)”(Session2)
(2017-02-20) Video

Theme: "Trends and Prospects of Japan-Russia Relation"
Speaker: Prof. Dmitry Streltsov
Head of the Afro-Asian Department and a Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University)
(2017-02-17) Video

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Media Exposure


Mar 9

Interview by ABC (Australia) with Seiichiro Takagi, Senior Research Adviser (South China Sea, China, Trump )

Mar 7

Comments in PenzaNews (Russia) by Hironori Fushita, Research Fellow (Japan-Russia Economic Cooperation)

Feb 28

Interview by The Lowy Institute (Australia) with Seiichiro Takagi, Senior Research Adviser (China, Trump and Japan-Australia relations)


Dec 16

Commentary in NHK World Radio Japan by Miho Okada, Research Fellow (Japan-Russia Summit Meeting)

Dec 8

Shingo Yamagami, (Acting) Director General, attended the Stratbase ADRi Pilipinas Conference (Manila, Philipines) as a panel member. Local newspapers reported on the conference proceedings:
[Manila Standard] [Philstar GLOBAL][Transcript of Amb.Yamagami's remarks]

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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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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 Rise of Protectionism and Japan's Trade Policy
Shujiro Urata (24 March 2017)

The Significance of the US Presidential Election
Akihiko Yasui (1 March 2017)

Regulatory reform should be reaffirmed as the top priority in Abenomics' third arrow
Hiroko Ohta (13 December 2016)

Negotiations with Russia as a Part of Japan's Long-term Strategy
Tsuyoshi Sunohara (25 November 2016)

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Ongoing Projects

Major developments in the US and China and US-China relations amidst turmoil in the international order (FY2015-2016)

Security policy reality check - New security legislation/guidelines and circumstances on the Korean Peninsula and in the Middle East - (FY2015-2016)

Issues Facing the Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific and Maritime Security (Country Profile) (FY2015-2016)

New developments in the Asia-Pacific's post-TPP economic order - Acceleration of inclusive economic partnerships and correspondence analysis of excluded areas (FY2015-2016)

Ⅰ. The Post-TPP Trade Architecture
Ⅱ. Examination of Russia's eastward shift

Research Outcomes

Japan-US Kanazawa Conference:"Young Experts Summit on China to 2030"(December 11-14, 2015)

[Project Report] "US-Japan Relations and Southeast Asia: Meeting Regional Demands"

Japanese Diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific Age: Toward a Collaborative Relationship with Emerging Powers(FY2013-2014)

The Middle East as a Global Strategic Challenge – Outlook in 2030 and Responses(FY2013-2014)

Research on radical Islamist activities and strife over natural resources in the Sahara region – from the perspective of Middle Eastern states vis-à-vis global actors(FY2013-2014)

China Risk and Efforts toward Regional Economic Integration(FY2013-2014)

Rising Challenges for the Japan-U.S. Alliance in the Global Commons (Cyberspace, Outer Space, and the Arctic Ocean) (FY2013-2014)

Scenario Planning for the Korean Peninsula(FY2013-2014)

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