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While a wave of globalization has made the world more dynamic and wealthier, it has entailed risks such as those seen in the ongoing financial crisis. It is also important to keep our eye on the dynamics of this globalized world, where the relative weight of the emerging powers is increasing even as global governance may be on the decline. We provide useful information and discussions on the world economy and global issues.

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 Research Programs (FY2017-2019)

C-1: World Economy

C-2: Global Risk

Subgroup (1) Analysis of Current Situation in the Middle East and Energy Issues
Subgroup (2) Analysis of Populism and Demographic Shift (Immigrant and Refugee) Issues

Research Outcomes

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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.

The New US-China Cold War Structure from a Techno-geopolitical Perspective
Atsushi Sunami (2019-05-15)

On the upcoming Osaka G20 Summit
Koji Tomita (2019-05-10)

US Economic Policy under the Trump Administration:
An unmistakable direction transcending partisan differences

Akihiko Yasui (2019-04-09)

A Historical Turning Point — Japan Changes Course toward Admitting Immigrants
Toshihiro Menju (2019-03-14)

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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 Economy & Global Issues]
Theme: "The Role of the OECD in the Changing World Economy"
Panelists: Dr. Ángel Gurría OECD Secretary-General (and more)
Theme: "What’s next beyond JPN/EU EPA? Our common responsibility for the open and free trading system?"
Panelist: Dr. Cecilia Malmström European Commissioner for Trade (and more)
JIIA Open Symposium "Brexit and Europe—Political and Economic Analyses"
(2019-03-06) Video
Theme: “Challenges to the World Trading Systems and a Role of WTO”
Speaker: Amb. Roberto Azevedo (Director-General, WTO)
Theme: ”Beyond 50: Japan-ASEAN Cooperation after the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN”
Speaker: Amb. Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
More Forum

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 2018

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



Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)

No.680 April 2019 "Protecting Human Rights via International Procedures"

Japan Review

Vol.2 No.3 Winter 2019
"Territory and Maritime Issues in East Asia"


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

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