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Webinar | Responding to the Needs of Older People During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Sharing Lessons Learned

May 28, 2020 | Online

This webinar will share lessons from the United States on how the epidemic has impacted older persons, particularly those in long-term care facilities and will offer a platform to share observations o…

JCIE Partners with Japan Women’s Leadership Initiative on COVID-19 Joint Philanthropic Initiative

April 30, 2020 | Japan

JCIE is workingwith the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Fish Family Foundation to facilitate small grants to 7 organizations in Japan to help them respond to the needs arising from the…

Democracy for the Future | Launch of New Japanese-Language Website

April 1, 2020 | Online

As part of JCIE’s program to expand support for democratic governance, a new website has been launched to serve as a Japanese-language hub to share information and resources on this subject.

New Award Launched for Asian Innovations in Aging

January 8, 2020 | Asia

JCIE, together with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, launched a new award program to recognize innovative approaches in Asia to the various challenges facing aging populations…

Democracy for the Future | Diet Roundtable with NED Vice President Brian Joseph

December 12, 2019 | Tokyo

National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Vice President Brian Joseph spoke about the role of nongovernmental organizations such as the NED in supporting democracies to a group of 15 Diet members as well…

27th Korea-Japan Forum

August 21–23, 2019 | Seoul

The 27th Korea-Japan Forum met in Tokyo, bringing together more than 50 participants from both countries. Discussion topics included the role of both countries in moving toward North Korean denucleari…

Development of Web-based Platform on Aging in Asia for AHWIN

January 2019 |

In light of Asia’s massive demographic shift, the Japanese government launched the Asia Health and Wellbeing Initiative (AHWIN) in 2016. Under the auspices of the Cabinet Secretariat of Japan, JCIE ha…

Trilateral Commission | 2018 Asia Pacific Group Regional Meeting

November 19–21, 2018 | Beijing, China

The Asia Pacific Group of the Trilateral Commission held its annual regional meeting in Beijing, gathering leaders from around the globe to promote dialogue on key issues facing the international comm…

26th Korea-Japan Forum

August 20–22, 2018 | Tokyo

The 26th Korea-Japan Forum met in Tokyo, bringing together more than 50 participants from both countries. The meeting was focused on the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Japan–South Korea joint declaratio…

Diet Roundtable & Thought Leaders Seminar: Japan’s Support for the Liberal International Order

June 19–20, 2018 | Tokyo

JCIE organized a series of meetings on June 19–20 to explore Japan’s approach to supporting the liberal international order and democratic governance in Asia, including a roundtable with eight leading…

Trilateral Commission | 2018 Plenary Meeting

March 23–25, 2018 | Singapore

Leaders from the worlds of business, government, academia, media, and civil society from North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific gathered for this year’s plenary meeting of the Trilateral Commission.

Trilateral Commission | 2017 Asia Pacific Group Regional Meeting

November 25, 2017 | Tokyo

The Asia Pacific Group of the Trilateral Commission held its annual regional meeting in Tokyo, gathering more than 70 members, guests, fellows, and invited speakers.

25th Korea-Japan Forum

August 28–30, 2017 | Seoul

The 25th meeting of the Korea-Japan Forum brought together more than 50 participants from both countries, including influential politicians, businesspeople, and representatives of private exchange org…

Investing in Healthy and Active Aging for Sustainable Growth—A Regional Approach to Promoting Innovative Long-Term Care

August 15, 2017 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

JCIE was among the co-organizers of a multistakeholder forum to address the challenges facing Asia Pacific due to aging populations. The forum drew over 260 people from 27 economies in the region, rep…

24th Korea-Japan Forum

August 24–26, 2016 | Tokyo

The 24th Korea-Japan Forum was held in Tokyo on August 24–26, 2016, convening 50 participants from both countries. Discussions were held on “Japan-Korea grassroots/citizen exchange,” “Japanese and Kor…


Five Steps to Bolster the US-Japan Alliance

March 2020

In January 2020, the United States and Japan marked the 60th anniversary of the revised US-Japan Security Treaty. Steps to strengthen this relationship, which should not be taken for granted, include…

The Crisis of US Credibility in East Asia

October 2019

The decision by the US Congress to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his pressuring of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden has brought renewed attention t…

Regaining Momentum on North Korea Negotiations: One Year on from the Singapore Summit

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

June 2019

The international community is now at a crossroads with North Korea. The lack of progress at the Hanoi Summit raises the risk that the opportunity created by the Singapore Summit may be squandered. Ho…

Recommendations on Formulating a Grand Design for Asian Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization

Executive Committee on Global Health and Human Security, JCIE


The recommendations of JCIE’s Task Force for Promoting Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization in Asia highlight a need for regulatory harmonization and cross-sectoral cooperation.

Managing the US-China Strategic Rivalry

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

December 2018

The intensification of US-China tensions risks undermining regional stability in Asia Pacific. This cannot be resolved simply by ending the current trade war, and disengagement and decoupling is not a…

Engaging North Korea after the Singapore Summit

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

July 2018

On June 12, US President Donald Trump and North Korean Workers’ Party Chairman Kim Jong-un met for a historic US-DPRK summit. While the vagueness of their final statement left many skeptical of the re…

Confronting Uncertainty in East Asia

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

March 2018

From a Japanese perspective, the defining characteristic of East Asia’s regional order today appears to be the high degree of uncertainty that prevails about what might come next. Geopolitical uncerta…

Five Factors That Could Lead to War with North Korea

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

September 2017

What are the five factors that could lead to war with North Korea? They include the domestic turmoil in both political systems and the fact that differences between American and North Korean political…

Breaking the Impasse with North Korea

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

May 2017

This report makes recommendations on how the international community can rapidly respond to the intensification of North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, in order to prevent massive bloodshed…

How to Manage Geopolitical Instability in East Asia

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

February 2017

This issue discusses the concern surrounding Trump’s anti-globalization sentiment and the surge of populism associated with it, and how these developments may throw the international liberal economic…

Shoring Up the US-Japan Alliance under the Trump Administration

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

December 2016

This edition of East Asia Insights discusses the sense of uncertainty regarding the future role of the United States in East Asian affairs, following President Trump’s election; the report focuses on…

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

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

July 2016

This issue discusses the question that has been brought up by the results of the US election: Will US alliance relationships, including the alliance with Japan, weaken as part of the retreat to isolat…

Six Challenges for US-Japan Cooperation in Asia

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

February 2016

In this issue of East Asia Insights, Hitoshi Tanaka outlines six challenges that carry the potential to undermine US-Japan cooperation and calls for close, careful US-Japan consultation and cooperatio…

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

Rizal Sukma and Yoshihide Soeya, eds.


In preparation for the Japan-ASEAN Ministerial meetings, Navigating Change proposes ways in which strategic partnerships between ASEAN and Japan can help to create a more stable East Asia, as well as…

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

Mely Caballero-Anthony and Toshihiro Menu, eds.


Experts analyze migration trends in China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia; government efforts to manage this movement; and the role of NGOs in helping to protect migrants and to harness migration to…