Founded in 1970, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) is one of Japan’s leading nonprofit, nonpartisan foreign affairs institutes. It organizes legislative exchanges and policy research and dialogues that bring together key figures from diverse sectors of society, both in Japan and overseas. Based in Tokyo, JCIE operates in close partnership with its American counterpart, JCIE/USA in New York, with the aim of strengthening Japan’s international relations, helping tackle global issues, and promoting a more diverse Japanese society.
Spanning a wide range of topics, JCIE’s programs cover foreign relations and security, global health and human security, gender and diversity, civil society, and cross-border movements of people. Multisectoral policy dialogues and research programs have had a substantial impact on the discourse and policies in those fields, while political exchange programs have touched the lives of many legislators, political leaders, and policymakers around the world.
Strengthening Japan’s Foreign Relations
Contributing on Global Issues
Promoting a More Diverse Society