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More than twenty years have passed since the end of the Cold War, but the world still faces numerous security challenges. While the strategic environment of the region surrounding Japan may be characterized by traditional security challenges posed by sovereign states, the world has witnessed the rising influence of non-state actors posing non-traditional security challenges. JIIA conducts various research projects to analyse the nature of these security challenges and to present policy recommendations.

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)

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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)

Brexit from an EU Perspective
Ken Endo (21 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)

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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 Security]

Theme: "Australian security policy for the maintenance of the rules-based regional order in the Indo-Pacific region"
Speaker: Mr. Peter Jennings, PSM, Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute
(2017-03-28) 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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Japan Digital Library Archive of high-quality scholary works translated from Japanese to English


JIIA Annual Brochure 2017

A highlight of JIIA's recent activities and a summary of its organization.



Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)

No.660 April 2017 "The Agonies of EU"


What Do Alliances Mean to the US?
(Fumiaki Kubo ed., 2013)

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