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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 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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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.

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 / Keyword / Other Papers

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’"

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"

pdf Column: [US-China Relations Report] Vol.3 "Australia and US-China Relations" / Yusuke Ishihara

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

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

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

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

pdf Column: [US-China Relations Report] Vol.1 "The Fog Surrounding China's Cyber Security" / Motohiro Tsuchiya

pdf Special Contribution to KOKUSAI MONDAI No.637, December 2014 issue: "National Interest and Japan's Foreign Aid Policy" / Purnendra Jain

pdf Special Contribution to KOKUSAI MONDAI No.636, November 2014 issue: "The Whaling Case: Australian Perspectives" / Donald R. Rothwell

pdf Special Contribution to KOKUSAI MONDAI No.634, September 2014 issue: "Economics Still Trumps Politics Between Japan and China" / Shiro Armstrong

pdf Special Contribution to KOKUSAI MONDAI No.633 July-August 2014 issue : "The Middle-income Trap Debate: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead" / Veerayooth Kanchoochat

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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.244
Utilizing Japanese assistance to ASEAN to form production networks and deepen integration
Koichi Ishikawa (25 May 2017)

No.243
The Rise of Protectionism and Japan's Trade Policy
Shujiro Urata (24 March 2017)

No.242
The Significance of the US Presidential Election
Akihiko Yasui (1 March 2017)

No.241
Regulatory reform should be reaffirmed as the top priority in Abenomics' third arrow
Hiroko Ohta (13 December 2016)

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AJISS-Commentary

JIIA Annual Brochure 2017

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

Publication

Journal


Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)

No.661 May 2017 "Recent Developments in Chinese Foreign Policy"


Books

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

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