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Research on the former Soviet Union and Russia has been a priority since the Japan Institute of International Affairs was founded in 1959. Today JIIA periodically organizes study groups on a variety of issues relating to the transition of Russia and the newly independent states; their research findings are released as study group reports.

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.

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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.156
A Case for Japan-US-Russia Trilateral Cooperation
Hideki Asari (5 September 2012)

No.151
Japan Should Play a Constructive Role in the Arctic
Takahiro Ishihara (7 June 2012)

No.149
RUSSIA'S EASTWARD PIVOT
Circumstances in Russia Following Putin's Comeback and Japan's Reaction

Hironori Fushita (23 May 2012)

No.137
Putin's Return to the Presidency and Its Implications for Asia
Shigeki Hakamada (22 November 2011)

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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 Russia & CIS]

Theme: "EU Security perspectives on Russia and China"
Speaker: Mr. Dan SMITH, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
(2017-03-15) Video

Theme: "Trends and Prospects of Japan-Russia Relation"
Speaker: Prof. Dmitry Streltsov
Head of the Afro-Asian Department and a Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University)
(2017-02-17) 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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