JIIA regularly organizes forums and conferences to enhance public awareness on international affairs and developing global networks and collaboration. Distinguished speakers from around the world are invited to these events to speak on current international affairs and policies and to offer their insights. These events provide useful ideas and analysis to policy makers, researchers and specialists as well as a wider public.

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.

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Theme: 窶廩ow Americans See the World and Each Other in the Trump Era"
Speaker: Mr Bruce Stokes Pew Research Center/ Director, Global Economic Attitudes

JIIA Open Symposium "Reviewing the First Year of the Trump Presidency"(2018-02-22)
Opening Remarks: Shu NAKAGAWA (Director of Research Coordination, JIIA)
Moderator: Fumiaki KUBO, Group Leader (Professor, The University of Tokyo) Briefing on Group窶冱 main topics and presentation of issues by Group Leader
Report 1: Hirotsugu AIDA (Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University)
 窶弩hat is 窶狼rumpism窶? Will It Endure?窶
Report 2: Kazuhiro MAESHIMA (Professor, Sophia University)  窶弋he Domestic Political Landscape under the Trump Presidency and the Outlook for the 2018 Midterm Elections窶
Report 3: Satoru MORI (Professor, Hosei University)
 窶弋he Foreign Policy Philosophy of the Trump Administration as Reflected in the 2017 National Security Strategy窶
Discussion by Moderator and Panelists
Closing Remarks: Shu NAKAGAWA (Director of Research Coordination, JIIA)
(*This forum is conducted under the Chatham House Rule.) Video

Theme: 窶截eyond 50: Japan-ASEAN Cooperation after the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN窶
Speaker: Amb. Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
(*This forum is governed by the Chatham House Rule.) Video

JIIA Open Symposium "Rethinking Anti-Globalism in a World Facing Populism and Crises in the Middle East"(Part I)(2018-02-05)
Opening Remarks:
Amb. Yoshiji NOGAMI (President, The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA))
Keynote Speech:
Mr. Nobuo INABA (Director and Chairman of the Board of Ricoh Co., Ltd / Senior Counselor, Ricoh Institute of Sustainability and Business / Group Leader for Global Economy Research Group )
Session 1: 窶廣dvanced Economies Shaken by Populism窶
Moderator: Dr. Masahiro KAWAI (Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo / Representative Director and Director General, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia, ERINA)
Report (1) Mr. Akihiko YASUI (Head, Research Department-Europe and the Americas, Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.)
窶廨lobalization and US Politics窶
Report (2) Dr. Keiichi UMADA (Professor Emeritus, Kyorin University)
窶廣sia窶冱 Unsettled Trade Order and Japan窶冱 Trade Strategy: How Can the Trump Administration窶冱 Recklessness Be Stopped?窶
Report (3) Dr. Shintaro NAMIOKA (Associate Professor, Meijigakuin University)
窶廬slam and Terrorism: The Radicalization of French Muslims窶
Report (4) Dr. Toshiaki TACHIBANAKI (Visiting Professor, Kyoto Women's University and Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
窶弃opulism and the Economy窶
*This Symposium is conducted by the Chatham House Rule. Video

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International 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

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Lecture Series

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


JIIA Annual Brochure 2018

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



Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)

No.671 May 2018 "New Issues in the Middle East"

Japan Review

Vol.1 No.3 Spring 2018


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

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