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JIIA Forum / Symposium

JIIA Open Symposium "Reviewing the First Year of the Trump Presidency"
(2018-02-22) Video

Theme: ”Beyond 50: Japan-ASEAN Cooperation after the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN”
Speaker: Amb. Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
(2018-02-08) Video

JIIA Open Symposium "Rethinking Anti-Globalism in a World Facing Populism and Crises in the Middle East"(Part I)
(2018-02-05) Video

JIIA Open Symposium "Rethinking Anti-Globalism in a World Facing Populism and Crises in the Middle East"(Part II)
(2018-02-05) Video

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Media Exposure

Apr 23

Contribution to The National Interest by Valerie Niquet, Senior Visiting Fellow, "Can Macron and Trump Bring Stability to the Indo-Pacific Region?"

Apr 19

Contribution to JAPANForward(Sankei Shimbun) by Monika Chansoria, Senior Visiting Fellow, "Russia, China Power Games Prop Up North Korea's Nuclear Brinkmanship"

Apr 7

Commentary in Radio Europe1 (France) by Valerie Niquet, Senior Visiting Fellow, ≪ Chine, Etats-Unis : quelles strategies derriere la guerre commerciale ? ≫

Apr 7

Contribution to The Sunday Guardian (India) by Monika Chansoria, Senior Visiting Fellow, "Tibet’s sealed road network nears 1 lakh km"

Mar 28

Contribution to The China Journal (University of Chicago) by Edward Schwarck, Visiting Fellow,"Intelligence and Informatization: The Rise of the Ministry of Public Security in Intelligence Work in China"

Mar 26

Comments in "Virtual Roundtable: Is Putting America First the Beginning of the End of the Global Trade Order?", Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada by J. Berkshire Miller, Senior Visiting Fellow

Mar 26

Commentary in RADIO NOTRE DAME (France) by Valerie Niquet, Senior Visiting Fellow, "La Chine : un empire du milieu indetronable ?"

Mar 23

Contribution to DECCAN HERALD (India) by Monika Chansoria, Senior Visiting Fellow, "Appeasement does not work with China"

Mar 22

Comments in Bloomberg by J. Berkshire Miller, Senior Visiting Fellow (US-Japan Relations with Emerging Challenges)

Mar 22

Contribution to JAPANForward by Monika Chansoria, Senior Visiting Fellow, "How Beijing's Push for China-Centric Asia Impacts the Indo-Pacific"

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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.

Higher US Tariffs on Steel/Aluminum Imports and Japan's Response
Shujiro Urata (16 April 2018)

The Economic Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Japan: Japanese Industry at a Crossroads
Koichi Iwamoto (4 April 2018)

Toward a more comprehensive approach to national defense in 2018
Eiichi Funada (27 March 2018)

Fiscal Consolidation and Consumption Tax
Hiroshi Yoshikawa (6 February 2018)

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Ongoing Research Programs (FY2017-2019)

A-1: The Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy and Japan-US Relations

A-2: China’s Foreign Policy and Other Countries’ China Policies

A-3: Europe in Turbulence

B-1: Japan’s Defense Bottom-up Review

B-2: Korean Peninsula in an ‘Age of Uncertainty’ and Japan’s Foreign / Security Policy

B-3: Post-Putin Russia


C-1: World Economy

C-2: Global Risk

Subgroup (1) Analysis of Current Situation in the Middle East and Energy Issues
Subgroup (2) Analysis of Populism and Demographic Shift (Immigrant and Refugee) Issues

D-1: Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific: Japan’s foreign policy for enhancing global public goods

*Short Summary of Research Programs (FY2017-2019)

Research Outcomes

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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.670 April 2018 "Political Economics on the Korean Peninsula"

Japan Review

Vol.1 No.2 Winter 2017


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

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