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The Asia-Pacific is a dynamic region that represents approximately fifty percent of global GDP and accounts for about forty percent of world trade. In the midst of the changing dynamics in the region's security architecture caused partly by the rise of China and India, international relations in the Asia-Pacific are characterized by both cooperation and competition. JIIA addresses economic, political, and security developments in the region and delves into Japan's role in the Asia-Pacific.

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"

China Risk and Efforts toward Regional Economic Integration(FY2013-2014)

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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.

Negotiations with Russia as a Part of Japan's Long-term Strategy
Tsuyoshi Sunohara (25 November 2016)

Beyond US-China Relations: ASEAN in an Evolving Regional Order in Asia
Tsutomu Kikuchi (20 September 2016)

The Xi Jinping Administration's Quest for Maritime Hegemony
Hideaki Kaneda (12 July 2016)

Japan-Australia relations (with a particular focus on the security implications of the submarine deal)
Takashi Saitoh (6 April 2016)

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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 Asia-Pacific]

JIIA Forum/Open Symposium“Issues Facing the Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific and Maritime Security (Country Profile)”(Session1)
(2017-02-20) Video

JIIA Forum/Open Symposium“Issues Facing the Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific and Maritime Security (Country Profile)”(Session2)
(2017-02-20) Video

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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

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