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30th Korea-Japan Forum

August 18 and 24–26, 2022 | Tokyo

The 30th Korea-Japan Forum, held in Tokyo, brought together participants to discuss domestic political shifts and bilateral relations, economic and security issues facing the two countries, and the la…


FGFJ Diet Task Force Members Submit Letter Asking Japanese Government for Strong Pledge to the Global Fund

August 3, 2022 | Online

Summary of a meeting between members of the FGFJ Diet Task Force and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to submit a letter requesting Japan’s contribution to the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment.


Second Sunnylands Initiative Retreat Hosted in Japan

August 1–2, 2022 | Odawara, Japan

Responding to the urgent need to address the threats to democracy in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world, JCIE convened the second meeting of the Sunnylands Initiative on Enhancing Democratic…


Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing

July 20, 2022 | Bangkok, Thailand

JCIE staff participated in the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing to discuss progress on the action plan and…


FGFJ Survey | Attitudes on Japan’s International Cooperation for Infectious Diseases

May 12, 2022 | Online

Summary of an online survey conducted by FGFJ on the Japanese general public’s understanding of infectious diseases as well as their awareness of infectious diseases in developing countries and Japan’…


2021 AHWIN Researchers Virtual Roundtable

December 13, 2021 | Online

JCIE and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) convened a meeting of about three dozen researchers to share information about their work with one another, compare notes, and d…


29th Korea-Japan Forum

November 29 and December 3, 2021 | Online

The 29th Korea-Japan Forum, held online, brought together participants to discuss domestic political shifts and bilateral relations, economic and technology cooperation, and the latest geopolitical de…


Why Oral Health Matters for an Aging Asia—Addressing Oral Health in the Context of Healthy Longevity

September 7, 2021 | Online

JCIE and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) co-hosted a webinar on the importance of oral health when it comes to healthy longevity.


CSO Roundtable on Japan's Support in Addressing the Global Crisis for Democracy and Human Rights

August 10, 2021 | Online

JCIE hosted a roundtable which brought together participants from a variety of Japanese and international CSOs to discuss what kind of support is needed from japan to support democracy and human right…


Democracy for the Future | Roundtable on Shared Values in Asian Led Efforts to Defend and Support Democracy

June 29, 2021 | Online

JCIE brought together a group of leaders in the field to discuss the question of shared values in Asian led efforts to support and defend democracy


28th Korea-Japan Forum

November 13, 2020 | Online

The 28th Korea-Japan Forum, which was held via videoconference between two venues in Tokyo and Seoul due to COVID-19 travel concerns, brought together more than 40 participants to discuss domestic pol…


Second Round of Grants for the COVID-19 Joint Philanthropic Initiative with JWLI

July 9, 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 | Meeting of Civil Society Leaders on COVID-19 and Challenges to Democratic Values

June 11, 2020 | Online

JCIE brought together a group of civil society leaders for an online discussion on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for civil society and the challenges it might pose to democratic values in…


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

May 28, 2020 | Online

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


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…

PUBLICATIONS


AHWIN Papers No. 3: The Path to Community-Based Integrated Care

Tomoko Sakota

April 2022

The third publication in the “AHWIN Papers” series covers Japan’s transition to community-based integrated care to address the challenges of its older population.


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 14 | Essential Medical Products during a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC): Public Funding for R&D and Internationally Equitable Access to Its Results

Yasushi Katsuma

March 11, 2022

This article considers such questions as why the global disparity in access has occurred, whether international efforts to close those gaps have been successful, and what is needed for a fundamental s…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 15 | Financing Mechanisms for Health Security — Challenges and Lessons for the Future

Haruka Sakamoto

March 11, 2022

This policy brief discusses contributions to the WHO Contingency Fund for Emergencies since it was established in 2015.


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 12 | Can the ACT Accelerator Achieve Truly Fair and Equitable Access to COVID-19 Tools?

Yoshitaka Nishino

March 10, 2022

This paper discusses ACT-A as a potential tool to ensure fair and equitable access to healthcare, through inclusive, democratic, and transparent decision making.


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 13 | The Significance and Challenges of Public-Private Partnership in Global Health Cooperation

Motoko Seko

March 10, 2022

This article examines the significance and challenges of public-private partnership in global health and explores multistakeholder relationships for effective global health cooperation in the post-COV…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 10 | Synergies between Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Health Security

Haruka Sakamoto

February 14, 2022

This brief outlines the PPR and health systems that many countries considered to be the gold standard that they should be aiming for, and how they turned out to be completely powerless in the face of…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 9 | Global Health Administration and Maritime Transport: The Significance and Limitations of the World Health Organization System

Yurika Ishii

February 14, 2022

This policy brief examines the significance and limitations of the WHO system in the regulation of maritime transportation and indicates challenges for the future.


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 8 | Global Health Administration and Maritime Transport: Port State Authority and the Issue of Crew Change for Vessels in Port

Kentaro Nishimoto

February 4, 2022

This paper discusses how to create a better international system for maritime traffic based on the experiences gained in responding to COVID-19, given such events as the outbreak of COVID-19 infection…


The China Challenge and US-Japan Relations under Fumio Kishida

December 2021

Japan’s new Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, passed his first test and guided the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to victory in the Lower House election on October 31, less than one month after he…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 6 | A Review of Challenges and Options for International Sharing of Pathogens and Related Information in Pandemic Response

Makiko Matsuo

December 1, 2021

This policy brief addresses the issues and options of international frameworks on sharing of pathogens and GSD based on the review of existing literature and other sources.


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 5 | The Scope and Limitations of a Pandemic Treaty—The Roles of the IHR, Proposed Framework Convention, and Other International Mechanisms

Hideaki Shiroyama

November 30, 2021

This brief considers a wide range of options for international frameworks, from IHR revision to the adoption of a convention or other mechanism based on Article 19 of the WHO Constitution, or other mu…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 4 | COVID-19 as a National Crisis: How Can We Prepare for Future Multiple, Simultaneous Outbreaks?

Kayo Takuma

November 29, 2021

This article deciphers the question: why has it been so difficult to mount a cooperative response to COVID-19? Additionally, it discusses how we can prepare a robust response to the next crisis, and d…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post-COVID-19 Era Vol. 3 | Issues of UHC Strategy During and After the COVID-19 Era

Sayako Kanamori

October 7, 2021

This paper explores how we should view UHC both during and after the COVID-19 era, looking back at the changes in policy discourse on UHC, especially since the 2016 G7 Ise-Shima Summit, and taking int…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 2 | The Economic Impact of COVID-19 Countermeasures

Yusuke Tsugawa

August 10, 2021

This article summarizes the relationship between infectious disease countermeasures and the economy, and then discusses the current challenges that are being addressed scientifically.


A COVID-19 Emergency Response Strategy—Establishing Domestic Vaccine Development Capacity During a Public Health Emergency

Task Force for Promoting Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization in Asia, Executive Committee on Global Health and Human Security

2021

This report, available in both English and Japanese, outlines the Task Force for Promoting Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization in Asia’s strategy recommendations for a COVID-19…