The American counterpart of one of Japan's leading international affairs organizations, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) fosters dialogue and cooperation between Japan, the United States, and other countries around the world.


  • Japanese Young Political Leaders Delegation to the United States (Washington DC; Lansing and Detroit, MI; Colorado Springs and Denver, CO, September 11–23)
  • Investing in Global Health: Business Solutions for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (Kobe, Japan, September 10)
  • Corporate Roundtable: Private Sector Engagement in Health Development (Nairobi, Kenya, August 29) – TICAD VI side event co-hosted with AMREF Health Africa
  • Investing in Child and Maternal Health for Social Transformation in Africa: A Spotlight on Evidenced Interventions (Nairobi, Kenya, August 27) – TICAD VI Spouses' Event
  • 25th US Congressional Staff Exchange Program (Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan, July 23–30)
  • Previous activities...

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    JCIE in the Media

    "Toilet Power: Toyota Is Using Sewage Sludge to Power its New Electric Car"
    Taylor Wofford (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Quartz, September 20, 2016

    "LBO Focus: Japan's Aging Population Burnishes Health Deals"
    Laura Cooper (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Wall Street Journal, September 6, 2016 [subscription required]

    "Dog Fights in Japan Are a Family Outing"
    Taylor Wofford (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Newsweek, September 1, 2016

    "Learning from Japan’s Tsunami: Six Steps to Improve International Disaster Philanthropy"
    James Gannon, Center for Disaster Philanthropy Blog, August 29, 2016

    "There Are More Adult Diapers Sold in Japan Than Baby Diapers"
    Sally Herships (2015 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Marketplace, August 29, 2016

    "Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles"
    Ina Jaffe (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), NPR, August 28, 2016

    "How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island"
    Ina Jaffe (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), NPR, August 27, 2016

    "A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life — By Scarecrows"
    Ina Jaffe (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), NPR, August 26, 2016

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    JCIE Publications & Reports
    Getting International Disaster Philanthropy Right: Lessons from Japan's 2011 Tsunami

    JCIE analyzes successes and shortcomings in the US philanthropic response to 3/11 and offers lessons for the next time a disaster strikes.

    Trump's Rhetoric and the Future of the US-Japan Alliance

    Will US alliance relationships be weakened by the isolationism espoused by Donald Trump, or will those alliances be reconfigured to reflect the shifting geopolitical landscape?

    Health, Resilience, and Human Security: Moving Toward Health for All

    This JCIE-PAHO joint report outlines what a human security approach is and how to build and sustain health resilience at individual, community, and institutional levels as a path toward health for all.

    Looking for Leadership: The Dilemma of Political Leadership in Japan

    This volume explores the obstacles facing Japan as it looks for greater leadership and explains why this matters for the rest of the world.

    Asia on the Move: Regional Migration and the Role of Civil Society

    At a time when the world is grappling with a refugee crisis, JCIE’s new volume analyzes migration trends and policies in Asia and explores the role of civil society in protecting migrants in the region.

    Navigating Change: ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership in East Asia and in Global Governance

    Prepared for the Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Meetings this book proposes ways in which strategic partnership between ASEAN and Japan can both contribute to a more stable and prosperous East Asia and help support more effective global governance.

    3.11 Insider Newsletter

    Monthly updates on Japan's disaster recovery, highlighting media articles, reports, and events from around the world.

    JCIE Digital Library