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.
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)
A. Japan’s rule-making strategy in a transition period of international order- China’s rise and renewed cooperation among Japan, the US, and Europe.
- China in a “new era” and transformation of the international order
- Vacillating international order and future of American global leadership
- Japan-Europe cooperation in the context of US-China hegemonic competition
B. Japan’s security in an era of great power competition
- The Japan-US alliance in an era of great power competition
- The Korean peninsula and the future of the peninsular order in an“era of great power competition”
- Russia in an era of great power competition
C-2: Global Risk
Subgroup (2) Analysis of Populism and Demographic Shift (Immigrant and Refugee) Issues
D-1: Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific: Japan’s foreign policy for enhancing global public goods
Column / Strategic Comment/ Policy Brief / Other Papers
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.
Between Nonproliferation and Regional Arrangements: Japan's Position in the Current Korean Impasse
Hideya Kurata (2019-08-22)
Toward a more comprehensive approach to national defense in 2018
Eiichi Funada (2018-03-27)
Abe's Diplomacy at a Crucial Moment
Akiko Iwata (2018-02-02)
Japan's Nuclear Disarmament Diplomacy Following the Adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)
Hirofumi Tosaki (2017-10-20)
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]
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
[Expertise] Japan-US Alliance, Maritime Security
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"