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Research is one of the core activities of JIIA to provide useful policy ideas and analysis. JIIA conducts a wide range of research including international relations, economic issues and regional topics. The results of our research are widely disseminated to stimulate informed public debate. Our study groups/taskforces bring together distinguished scholars and practitioners for research projects. Along with these research findings, we offer periodic as well as occasional publications that include monthly journal Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs) and AJISS Commentary.

Research

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


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Publication

BOOK (available in Japanese)

JIIA has published over one hundred books.

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

Political Infrastructure of American Politics
(Fumiaki Kubo ed., 2010)

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JOURNAL (available in Japanese)

JIIA has published monthly journal "Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)" since 1960, which is a leading journal of scholarly analysis of Japanese fereign policy and international affairs. It is available to JIIA member and by paid subscription.

"The Japan Review" is an English journal that is published three times a year, offering a broad range of expertise on foreign policy issues connected to East Asia. With the Japan Review, our objective is to outline key areas related to the context and challenges Japan faces on a range of historical and geo-strategic issues.

POLICY RECOMMENDATION

Along with research projects, JIIA puts forward policy recommendations on topical issues of Japanese foreign policy and international affairs.

[Recent policy recommendations]
"Recommendations for Japan's Middle East Policy"(October 8, 2015) "Development of the Russian Far East/Siberia and Japan's Economic Security(FY2014)"(Russian/Русский) (June 23,2015)

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Column / Report / Other Papers

pdf Policy Brief:[Indo-Pacific Focus] No.5 "Territorial and Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea and Vietnam’s Policy" / Tran Truong Thuy (2018-07-30)

pdf Policy Brief: [Indo-Pacific Focus] No.4 "China's Attitude to the International Legal Order in the Xi Era: The Case of the South China Sea" / Bing Ling (2018-06-27)

pdf Policy Brief: [Indo-Pacific Focus] No.3 "Issues Impacting Malaysia’s Maritime Security Policies and Postures" / Thomas Daniel (2018-06-18)

pdf Policy Brief: [Indo-Pacific Focus] No.2 "21st Century Philippine Maritime Security Policy: From Balancing to Appeasement" / Renato Cruz De Castro (2018-06-11)

pdf Policy Brief: [Indo-Pacific Focus] No.1 "Wither American Strategy? The Future of U.S. Policy toward the Indo-Pacific" / Ian Easton (2018-05-25)

pdf "Budding Ties? The Impact of Brexit on Europe-Japan Relations" / Irina Angelescu (2018-04-12)

pdf Japan - India Strategic Dialogue co-hosted by the Japan Institute of International Affairs, Ananta Aspen Centre and the Confederation of Indian Industry (2017-05-24)

pdf Special Conribution to "Kokusai Mondai," No.661 by Dr. Gerald Chan, Professor of Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Auckland
"From Laggard to Superpower: Explaining China's High-Speed Rail ‘Miracle’"
(2017-05-15)

pdf Special Conribution to "Kokusai Mondai," No.661 by Dr. Rosemary Foot, Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford
"China and the International Human Protection Regime: Beliefs, Power and Status in a Changing Normative Order"
(2017-05-15)

pdf Column: [US-China Relations Report] Vol.3 "Australia and US-China Relations" / Yusuke Ishihara (2016-04-26)

pdf Column: [US-China Relations Report] Vol.5 "US-China Relations and the Korean Peninsula" / Hideya Kurata (2016-03-31)

pdf Column: [US-China Relations Report] Vol.4 "US‐China Relations and Climate Change: Tackling the Global Agenda" / Hiroshi Ota (2016-03-22)

pdf Column: [US-China Relations Report] Vol.7 "The Three Noes and Four Noes" / Yoshifumi Nakai (2016-03-22)

pdf Column: [US-China Relations Report] Vol.6 "Key Points of Contention in US‐China Economic Relations" / Hideo Ohashi (2016-03-22)

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AJISS-Commentary

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.

No.262
The Roles of Japan and ASEAN in Concluding RCEP Negotiations
Achieving an East Asian Mega-FTA in the Midst of Growing Protectionism

Kazushi Shimizu (29 August 2018)

No.261
The US-led Trade War: Towards a Rule-based Solution
Junji Nakagawa (19 July 2018)

No.260
Japan-EU EPA Moving Towards Ratification: Its Significance and Prospects
Soko Tanaka (11 July 2018)

No.259
Premier Li Keqiang reveals China's true motive: "China-Japan relations have returned to a path of normality"
Katsuji Nakazawa (29 June 2018)

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Japan Digital Library Archive of high-quality scholary works translated from Japanese to English

AJISS-Commentary

JIIA Annual Brochure 2018

A highlight of JIIA's recent activities and a summary of its organization.

Publication

Journal


Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)

No.674 September 2018 "New Developments and Sustained Progress in Maritime Law"



Japan Review

Vol.2 No.1 Summer 2018

Books

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

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