Global Issues

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. Competition and cooperation in a transforming international order- Recommendations for Japanese foreign policy to rebuild global governance

Economic-Security Linkages
Global Issues
The Middle East and Africa

Research Outcomes

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

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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 Japan-US Trade Agreement: The "First-Stage Initial Tariff Agreement"
Junichi Sugawara (2019-10-24)

A System of Policies to Support the Free Flow of Data
Fukunari Kimura (2019-10-08)

Global Health Diplomacy to Promote Universal Health Coverage at the 2019 Osaka G20 Summit
Yasushi Katsuma (2019-09-27)

The Marine Plastic Litter Issue at the Osaka G20
Kazuo Matsushita (2019-09-17)

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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]
The Next Era of Globalization: How Can WTO Contribute to Creating New International Environment?
["International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction" Commemorative Webinar]
Disaster Risk Reduction from Today into the Future: SDGs/Climate Change Perspectives and Japan's Leadership
The Significance of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Today's World from a SDGs Viewpoint and the Role of the United Nations
Open Seminar “Deterring a Nuclear-Armed North Korea”
Theme: "The Role of the OECD in the Changing World Economy"
Panelists: Dr. Ángel Gurría OECD Secretary-General (and more)
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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 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.4 Spring 2019
"Japan and the Post-World War II Liberal International Order"


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

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