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.
The future of the Arab Spring(FY2012)
Humanitarian assistance trends in the international community and Japan's role(FY2012)
The security order in Asia (in particular, the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean)(FY2012)
The transformation of Russia's political system and its impact on foreign policy(FY2012)
China during a change of administration: overview of the Hu Jintao era and prospects for the Xi Jinping era(FY2012)
The present and future of regional integration(FY2012)
Arctic governance and Japan's diplomatic strategy(FY2012)
Circumstances in North Korea: political/economic changes under the new regime and an analysis of its foreign relations(FY2012)
New developments in US domestic and foreign affairs(FY2012)
BOOK (available in Japanese)
JIIA has published over one hundred books.
Political Infrastructure of American Politics (Fumiaki Kubo ed., 2010)
US-China Relations: Post Cold War Framework and Developments (Seiichiro Takagi ed., 2007)
The American Democratic Party (Fumiaki Kubo ed., 2007)
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.
Along with research projects, JIIA puts forward policy recommendations on topical issues of Japanese foreign policy and international affairs.
[Recent policy recommendations]
Japan-India-US Trilateral Strategic Dialogue on Security Issues in the Indo-Pacific Region(May 8,2013) The Senkakus: Actions to Keep The Situation Under Control(September 24,2012) The3rd Japan-Russia-US Trilateral Conference on Security Challenges in Northeast Asia (June 19-20,2012) U.S.-Japan-India Track Two Strategic Dialogue (March 1-2, 2012) Japan-Australia Security Cooperation (The 7th Japan-Australia 1.5 Track Dialogue, February 29 - March 1, 2012) Strengthening Global Non-Proliferation Architecture to Facilitate Peaceful Use without Increasing the Risk of Nuclear Proliferation (JIIA “Atoms for a Sustainable Future” Taskforce, Phase II, April 28, 2010)
Column / Keyword / Other Papers
Special Contribution to KOKUSAI MONDAI (INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS) Sep 2012 Issue titled "U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula: Accomplishments and Future Challenges" Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies, Council on Foreign Relations.(2012-09-14)
Special Contribution to KOKUSAI MONDAI (INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS) Jan-Feb 2012 Issue titled "Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake -Toward a Japan More Open to the World -" IOKIBE Makoto, President, National Defense Academy of Japan
"Is it in Japan's interest to abandon nuclear power ?" Tetsuya Endo, Senior Adjunct Fellow of JIIA and Former Vice Chairman of Japan Atomic Energy Commission (2011-08-24)
"On Multilateralism -Ideas and Actions of a World Banker-" Research paper written by Hideaki Asahi, Professor of the University of Tokyo and Adjunct Fellow of JIIA.(2010-12-03)
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.
TICAD V: Japan Should Contribute to Sustained Development of African Economy - Keiichi Tsunekawa 8 May 2013
Japan Needs to Establish National Crisis Management System to Protect Own Nationals from Terrorism - Toshiyuki Shikata 28 March 2013
A Golden Opportunity for Japan's Regional Integration Policy: TPP, RCEP, and CJK - Takashi Terada 26 March 2013
Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)
No.621 May 2013 TICADⅤ: Challenges for Africa's Development