On February 12, 2019, JIIA began an institutional repository -- "Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) Repository" -- upon receiving approval from the National Institute of Informatics (NII) as a research institution transmitting academic information. We plan to use this electronic library system to disseminate open access research results alongside other universities and research institutions. Researchers and students will be able to search the Repository with an academic paper search engine such as CiNii or Google Scholar.

JIIA again ranked 1st in Asia and 14th globally in "2017 Global Go To Think Tank Ranking"
   ->2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (TTCSP)

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The Japan Digital Library now includes Japan and the World Series.    [Japan Digital Library / Japan and the World Series]

JIIA Forum / Symposium

Theme: "What’s next beyond JPN/EU EPA? Our common responsibility for the open and free trading system?"
Panelist: Dr. Cecilia Malmström European Commissioner for Trade (and more)
JIIA Open Symposium "Interpreting the Essence of Trump’s Foreign Policy"
(2019-03-11) Video
JIIA Open Symposium “The Korean Peninsula in an ‘Age of Uncertainty’ and Japan’s Foreign/Security Policy”
(2019-03-11) Video
JIIA Open Symposium "Brexit and Europe—Political and Economic Analyses"
Symposium "Borders and the Rules Based International System: a historical and legal basis" co-hosted by JIIA and RUSI
More Forum / Symposium

Media Exposure

Apr 15

Commentary in ISPI (Italy) by Thomas S. Wilkins, Senior Visiting Fellow, "Defending a Rules-Based Regional Order: Australia and Japan’s 'Free and Open Indo-Pacific'"

Apr 10

Contribution to CSIS (U.S.) by Ryosuke Hanada, Research Fellow, “The Role of the “Quad” in the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Concept: A Policy Coordination Mechanism for Rules-Based Order”

Apr 8

Contribution to The Finantial Times (England) by Yasunori Nakayama, Director General (Acting), “China’s claims on the South China Sea are a warning to Europe”
(*The article is readable via internet search due to FT's partnerships with search engines, )

Apr 2

Contribution to CSIS (U.S.) by Ryosuke Hanada, Research Fellow, “The Role of U.S.-Japan-Australia-India Cooperation, or the ‘Quad’ in FOIP: A Policy Coordination Mechanism for the Rules-Based Order”

Mar 26

Lecture at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW (Australia) by Thomas S. Wilkins, Senior Visiting Fellow, "Assessing Australia's bargaining power in the US-alliance at a time of regional power shift: "Assets" versus "liabilities"

Mar 5

Comments in LaCroix (France) by Valérie Niquet, Senior Visiting Fellow, «Xi Jinping dans l’œil du cyclone (Xi Jinping in the eye of the cyclone)»

Mar 3

Panelist in france culture(Radio France) by Valérie Niquet, Senior Visiting Fellow, «Vietnam, retour en diplomatie» (Vietnam - Return to diplomacy)

Feb 27

Contribution to Le Figaro (France) by Valérie Niquet, Senior Visiting Fellow, "Sommet Trump-Kim à Hanoï: quels enjeux pour les alliés des États-Unis en Europe et en Asie?" (Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: What are the issues for U.S, allies in Europe and Asia?)

Feb 26

Contribution to The Diplomat by Valérie Niquet, Senior Visiting Fellow, "The Hanoi Summit: What’s in It for US Allies?"

Feb 7

Panelist in C dans l'air (France TV) by Valérie Niquet, Senior Visiting Fellow, «Huawei : qui a peur du géant chinois ? (Huawei: who fears the Chinese giant?)»

Feb 6

Interview by The Diplomat with by J. Berkshire Miller, Senior Visiting Fellow, "Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe"

Feb 1

Contribution to the World Politics Review(U.S.) by J. Berkshire Miller, Senior Visting Fellow, “Japan’s Abe Is Eyeing His Legacy. But First He Has to Get Through This Year”

Feb 1

Commentary in france culture(Radio France) by Valérie Niquet, Senior Visiting Fellow, «Les deux Chine : Taïwan face à Xi Jinping (Two Chinas - Taiwan faces Xi Jinping)»

Jan 31

Contribution to Japan Forward (Sankei Shimbun) by Monika Chansoria, Senior Visiting Fellow, "ASEAN Centrality: Caught in the Trap of China’s Regionalism"

Jan 27

Comments in CNN by J. Berkshire Miller, Senior Visiting Fellow ("Why a military spat between Japan and South Korea could snowball into crisis")

Jan 23

[BOOK] « Tiananmen trente ans après : quel héritage ? », GeoHistoire, no.43, février-mars 2019 by Valérie Niquet, Senior Visiting Fellow

More Media Exposure

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

More Conference

JIIA Strategic Comments

Commentary and policy recommendations from JIIA experts on current strategic issues.

Nuclear arms control in a post-INF Treaty period: a chance to engage China?
Hirofumi Tosaki (Senior Research Fellow)

The Breakdown of the US-North Korea Summit Meeting and Future Prospects:
An Analysis from the Structural Factors of “Denuclearization”

Akiyama Nobumasa (Hitotsubashi University)

Japan-Russia Peace Treaty Negotiations – Past Developments and Future Points
Hironori Fushita (Research Fellow)

The Multi-Domain Defense Force: Assessment and Challenges
Tetsuo Kotani (Senior Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs / Associate Professor, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Meikai University)

More JIIA Strategic Comments


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.

US Economic Policy under the Trump Administration:
An unmistakable direction transcending partisan differences

Akihiko Yasui (2019-04-09)

A Historical Turning Point — Japan Changes Course toward Admitting Immigrants
Toshihiro Menju (2019-03-14)

The Soft-Law, Soft-Enforcement Approach is Key to Reinvigorating the WTO
Yuka Fukunaga (2019-03-04)

Overcoming One of the Greatest Challenges in the Twenty Years Since the Japan-South Korea Joint Declaration
Tetsuya Hakoda (2018-12-21)

More Commentary


Ongoing Research Programs (FY2017-2019)

A. The Resilience of the "Open Liberal International Order": The Situations of the US, China and Europe, and their Impacts

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. Bottom-up Review of Security Policy

B-1: Bottom-up Review (Security Research)

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

Research Outcomes

D-1: Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific
   Indo-Pacific Focus

More Projects and Outcomes

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)

More Publication
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