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.


  • 25th US Congressional Staff Exchange Program (Tokyo and Nagoya, July 23–30)
  • Roundtable with Tetsuo Kotani (JIIA) on "Maritime Security and Tensions in the South and East China Seas" (New York, July 15)
  • US-Japan Journalism Fellowship: 2016 Program (Various in Japan, June 20–July 8)
  • Public Seminar on "The US Election and Social Diversity" (Tokyo, June 29)
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    JCIE in the Media

    "How Japan is Dealing With Impacts of Supporting the Oldest Population in the World," Ina Jaffe (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), NPR, August 21, 2016

    "Citizen Science Takes on Japan's Nuclear Establishment," Julie Makinen (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2016

    "Flush, then Fill Up: Japan Taps Sewage to Fuel Hydrogen-Powered Cars," Julie Makinen (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2016

    "As Japan's Population Shrinks, Bears and Boars Roam Where Schools and Shrines Once Thrived," Julie Makinen (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2016

    "No TPP Trade Deal? Some Japanese Farmers Say All the Better For Them," Julie Makinen (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Los Angeles Times, July 5, 2016

    "President Trump? Among U.S. Allies, Japan May Be One of the Most Anxious about That Idea," Julie Makinen (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2016

    JCIE Managing Director Toshihiro Menju quoted in Japan Times article, "Japan’s Foreign Workers Policy Riddled with Contradictions, Says Lawmaker” (May 12, 2016)

    "Japan's Population Is Plunging, So Where Are the Babies?,” Sally Herships (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Marketplace (April 20, 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