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.
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
C-1: World Economy
C-2: Global Risk
Subgroup (2) Analysis of Populism and Demographic Shift (Immigrant and Refugee) Issues
Column / Strategic Comment/ Policy Brief / Other Papers
Special Conribution to "Kokusai Mondai," No.661 by Dr. Gerald Chan, Professor of Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Auckland
"From Laggard to Superpower: Explaining China's High-Speed Rail ‘Miracle’" (2017-05-15)
Special Conribution to "Kokusai Mondai," No.661 by Dr. Rosemary Foot, Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford
"China and the International Human Protection Regime: Beliefs, Power and Status in a Changing Normative Order" (2017-05-15)
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)
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]
Panelists: Dr. Ángel Gurría OECD Secretary-General (and more)
Panelist: Dr. Cecilia Malmström European Commissioner for Trade (and more)
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.
3rd Japan-India Dialogue, Tokyo
Japan-US Security Seminar Follow-up Meeting, Washington, DC
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
4th JIIA-INSS (Institute for National Security Strategy, South Korea) Dialogue, Tokyo
3rd JIIA-IIS (Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, China) Dialogue, Tokyo
Archive of high-quality scholary works translated from Japanese to English
Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)
No.680 April 2019 "Protecting Human Rights via International Procedures"
Vol.2 No.4 Spring 2019
"Japan and the Post-World War II Liberal International Order"