For nearly two thousand years, China and Korea have been important neighbors for Japan. Japan's security and prosperity have been closely connected with circumstances on the Asian continent and the Korean peninsula. While the Republic of Korea (ROK) is Japan's most important neighbouring country sharing democracy and other fundamental values, Japan and China cooperate in a “mutually beneficial relationship based on common strategic interests" as the world's second and third largest economies. JIIA conducts various projects on China and the Korean peninsula.
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.
The security order in Asia (in particular, the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean)(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)
Circumstances in North Korea: political/economic changes under the new regime and an analysis of its foreign relations(FY2012)
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)
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.
The Japan-Taiwan Fisheries Agreement Will Not "Contain China" - Madoka FUKUDA 19 June 2013
Abenomics Brings Japan out of the Lost Two Decades - Hajime Takata 31 May 2013
Japan Needs to Establish National Crisis Management System to Protect Own Nationals from Terrorism - Toshiyuki Shikata 28 March 2013
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 Northeast Asia]
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.
The US-Japan alliance in action: Threats
to thwart, opportunities to seize, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Washington, DC
(13 March 2013)
The 3rd Japan-Russia-US Trilateral Conference on Security Challenges in Northeast Asia, Moscow
The 27th JIIA-IFANS Conference, JIIA
The 3rd JIIA-SAIS-APF Japan-US-Canada trilateral conference (May 7-8,2012)
The 18th Japan-U.S. Security Seminar, San Francisco(Mar 2012)
A Shift in Focus: the 18th Japan-US Security Seminar-A Conference Report (March 2012)
Senior Adjunct Fellow
[Expertise] International Politics, Chinese studies, International Relations of Asian Pacific region
Hideya Kurata (Professor, National Defense Academy)
[Expertise] North and South Korean politics and foreign relations, international security
Akio Takahara (Professor, University of Tokyo)
[Expertise] Current Chinese Politics and International Relations in East Asia
[Expertise] Political and Economic Issues in Korean Peninsula
[Expertise] Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations
Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)
No.622 June 2013 "The Tangled Web of Regional Integration Efforts in the Asia-Pacific"