ROUNDTABLE | Discussion with US Congressional Staff on Priorities of the 118th Congress
December 15, 2022 | Washington DC
JCIE/USA hosted a luncheon discussion with alumni of our US-Japan Congressional Staff Exchange Program, to share their thoughts on what to expect from the 118th Congress following the 2022 midterm ele…
Diet Women's Study Group | 6th Meeting
January 21, 2020 | Tokyo
Nobuo Tanaka, chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and former executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), met with the Diet Women’s Study Group to discuss Japan’s energy security…
UK-Japan 21st Century Group | 36th Conference
September 6–8, 2019 | London and Cantebury
The 36th annual meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group convened in London and Cantebury at the height of a dramatic period in the Brexit saga as Prime Minister Boris Johnson had just announced pla…
UK-Japan 21st Century Group | 33rd Conference
October 6–9, 2016 | Tokyo
The 33rd annual meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group convened in Japan on October 6–9. The group held discussions on a broad range of issues that affect the two countries and their relationship.
UK-Japan 21st Century Group | 32nd Conference
September 3–6, 2015 | London and Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire, UK
The 32nd annual meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group convened in London and Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire, on September 3–6, 2015. A total of 34 senior Japanese and British leaders engaged in a ser…
23rd Japanese-German Forum
November 5–6, 2014 | Berlin
The 23rd Japanese-German Forum brought together more than three dozen business leaders, policy experts, and politicians. In their Berlin meeting, they discussed the current domestic trends in Germany…
21st Japanese-German Forum
November 6–7, 2012 | Berlin
The 21st Japanese-German Forum brought 37 participants from the two countries together in Berlin. The discussions focused on the new agenda and policies in each country in the context of their respect…
20th Japanese-German Forum
October 4–5, 2011 | Tokyo
The 20th Japanese–German Forum was held on October 4–5, 2011, bringing 36 participants from both countries together in Tokyo. During the forum, the participants discussed key issues pertinent to the b…
Strengthening Nongovernmental Contributions to Regional Security Cooperation | Tokyo Workshop
January 18–19, 2010 | Tokyo
On January 18–19, 2010, the participants gathered in Tokyo for a workshop to discuss initial findings of a project examining (1) the roles of civil society in enhancing regional security cooperation,…
18th Japanese-German Forum
November 4–6, 2009 | Tokyo
In November 2009, the 18th German-Japan Forum brought together representatives from various fields in both countries to discuss the future of Japan-German relations and the common challenges faced by…
Managing China-Japan-US Relations and Strengthening Trilateral Cooperation | Honolulu Workshop
March 12–13, 2009 | Honolulu, Hawaii
In 2007, JCIE launched a study and dialogue project aimed at developing a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of the China-Japan-US trilateral relationship. The participants met for the third…
UK-Japan 21st Century Group | 25th Conference
February 19–22, 2009 | Japan
Twenty-eight British and Japanese leaders took part in the 25th UK-Japan 21st Century Group forum, which was held in Japan on February 19–22.
17th Japanese-German Forum
November 25–26, 2008 | Berlin
The 17th Japanese-German Forum was held in Berlin on November 25–26, 2008. The thirty-five participants in the forum gathered to discuss political and economic trends within Japan and Germany and oppo…
Managing China-Japan-US Relations and Strengthening Trilateral Cooperation | Beijing Workshop
June 28–30, 2008 | Beijing
In 2007, JCIE launched a study and dialogue project aimed at developing a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of the China-Japan-US trilateral relationship. This second workshop took place in…
US-China-Japan Trilateral Conference
January 6–8, 2008 | Beijing
On January 6–8, 2008, nearly 30 senior policy experts from China, Japan, and the United States gathered in Beijing for the Fourth US-Japan-China Trilateral Conference.
Toilet Power: Toyota Is Using Sewage Sludge to Power Its New Electric Car
September 20, 2016
Hydrogen fuel cell cars could help solve the global warming crisis, but nobody wants to buy them. But Toyota thinks it may have found a solution. For unlimited clean energy, it’s turning to one of the…
Flush, then Fill Up: Japan Taps Sewage to Fuel Hydrogen-Powered Cars
July 31, 2016
When Mutsuro Yuji, chief of the central sewage plant in Fukuoka, first heard about the idea of making hydrogen from biogas — the combination of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the breakdown of…
Citizen Science Takes on Japan's Nuclear Establishment
July 27, 2016
As other Tokyo office workers poured into restaurants and bars at quitting time one recent evening, Kohei Matsushita went to the eighth floor of a high-rise for an unusual after-hours activity: learni…
How Japan Pushes Coal on the World
August 12, 2015
While the U.S. backs away from its dirtiest power source, its closest ally in Asia is building, selling and financing coal plants worldwide.
Asia and Europe: The Necessity for Cooperation
Karl Kaiser, ed.
This book summarizes the work of Council for Asia-Europe Cooperation (CAEC) task forces and reviews the role of Asia-Europe cooperation in the contemporary world.
Asia and Europe: Cooperating for Energy Security
François Godement, Françoise Nicolas, and Taizo Yakushiji, eds.
This book examines the strategic implications of the energy security choices of Asia and Europe, compares existing and potential schemes for regional cooperation, and defines areas for interregional c…
Rethinking Energy Security in East Asia
Paul B. Stares, ed.
Leading experts from Japan, Russia, China, the US, South Korea, Taiwan, and Malaysia analyze various energy security issues; examples include the “classical” energy security questions of supply and de…
Old Issues, New Responses
Nishihara Masashi, ed.
Six Japanese scholars examine Japan’s foreign and security policy options for the 21st century and present new policy proposals, in hopes to improve Sino-Japanese political relations, rectify Japan’s…
Challenges and Opportunities in US-Japan Relations
By United States–Japan Advisory Commission
This report focuses on the Japan-US relationship in a changing international environment.
Japan-United States Economic Relations Group/Background Papers
Japan-United States Economic Relations Group
This volume is a compilation of background papers prepared for the Japan–US Economic Relations Group, which made two reports to the president of the United States and the prime minister of Japan on fa…