HOME > Americas

[Topics]Americas

The Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America (the Japan-US Security Treaty) as well as the alliance relations based thereon have been cornerstones of post-war Japanese foreign policy. Japan and the US share the fundamental values and philosophies of freedom and democracy and are members of the liberal international order. They also possess both the will and the capacity to contribute to a more prosperous and secure world. JIIA conducts various research projects on US domestic politics and foreign policies as well as on Japan-US relations that provide useful inputs for policy makers, practitioners and researchers.

Research Projects

JIIA is engaged in a range of research on international and global issues. Our research emphasizes policy analysis and recommendation as well as the dissemination of information to stimulate informed public debate.

Ongoing Projects

Research Outcomes

[Project Report] "US-Japan Relations and Southeast Asia: Meeting Regional Demands"

Rising Challenges for the Japan-U.S. Alliance in the Global Commons (Cyberspace, Outer Space, and the Arctic Ocean) (FY2013-2014)

More Projects and Outcomes

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.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.214
Obama's Smart Retrenchment: Realism or Withdrawal?
Toshihiro Nakayama (24 June 2015)

No.191
Our Sense of Uneasiness about America
NAKAYAMA Toshihiro (25 February 2014)

More Commentary

JIIA Forum / Symposium

JIIA organizes some 30 forums annually in which we invites distinguished speakers from Japan and abroad to address germane issues and offer insights on international relations and Japanese foreign policy.


[Recent Forum / Symposium on Americas]

Theme: "Is the Latest U.S.Russian Reset Dead on Arrival?"
Speaker: Prof. Timothy Colton , Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Harvard University
(2017-05-10) Video

Theme:“Uncommon Alliance for the Common Good: The United States and Japan After the Cold War”
Speaker:Mr. James L. Schoff, Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
(2017-04-18) Video

More Forum

International Policy Conference

JIIA regularly organizes international conference to exchange opinions and discuss policies. We hold a variety of meetings at which officials, journalists, academics and other foreign-policy specialists debate world affairs.

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

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

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)

More Publication
Donation