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ACTIVITIES


Listening to the Views of Migrants—Japanese and Korean Societies Living with Migrants

November 12, 2019 | Tokyo, Kochi, Aichi

A diverse group of experts on immigration and representatives from the immigrant communities of both Japan and Korea gathered for this symposium to share the lessons of the Japan–South Korea Immigrati…


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…


Japan–South Korea Immigration Policy Exchange | 2nd Korea Site Visit

July 7–10, 2019 | South Korea

A one-week exchange program for a delegation from Japan consisting of immigrants and others with a special focus on national and local government efforts to support immigrant communities in South Kore…


Japan–South Korea Immigration Policy Exchange | 2nd Japan Site Visit

May 30–June 2, 2019 | Tokyo and Hamamatsu, Japan

A one-week exchange program for a delegation from South Korea consisting of immigrants and others with a special focus on education for immigrants and attendance at the national forum for Solidarity N…


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…


1st Japan Site Visit of the Immigration Policy Exchange Program

August 23–27, 2018 | Tokyo and Yokohama

A one-week exchange program for a delegation from South Korea consisting of immigrants and others to learn about Japanese immigrant workers and community services for immigrants and immigrant youth.


1st South Korea Site Visit of the Immigration Policy Exchange Program

April 25–29, 2018 | South Korea

A one-week exchange program for a delegation from Japan consisting of immigrants and others to learn about South Korean immigration policy and community services for immigrants.


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…


Rediscovering Common Bonds | How Professionals in Various Fields Are Building the Future of China-Japan-Korea Ties

February 21, 2017 | Tokyo

In the final seminar of this series, JCIE invited a Japanese man working in China, a Korean woman working in Japan, and a Chinese woman working in Korea to discuss their unique experiences.


Rediscovering Common Bonds | China-Japan-Korea Special Movie Talk

November 11, 2016 | Seoul, Korea

This unique event brought together the director of a Korean movie together with the directors of Japanese and Chinese versions of the film for the first time to explore how these three versions illust…


China-Japan-Korea Environmental Symposium—Strategies for Information-Sharing and Cooperation

October 15, 2016 | Beijing

JCIE held a special symposium at Peking University in Beijing so that China, Japan, and South Korea could share their experiences grappling with environmental problems and discuss strategies for deepe…


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…


Korea-Japan Strategic Dialogue 2016

June 8–10, 2016 | Tokyo

At a recent meeting of the Korea-Japan Forum, it was suggested that a smaller group of key opinion leaders be convened to examine the issues in greater depth. As a result, JCIE and the Korea Institute…


Rediscovering Common Bonds | Talking with America about China-Japan-Korea Relations

May 12, 2016 | Tokyo, Japan

The eighth seminar in this series brought together Gerald Curtis, one of America’s leading experts on Japanese politics and diplomacy and on US-Japan relations, as well as other experts to explore Ame…

PUBLICATIONS


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…


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…


93,000 People Voluntarily Left Japan for North Korea After World War II. Or Did They?

Julie Makinen

August 24, 2016

In April 1960, not yet finished with high school, 17-year-old Eiko Kawasaki boarded a Soviet ship called the Kryl’ion in the Japanese port of Niigata and set sail on the journey of a lifetime, to a pl…


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…


Secrets of "Three Brothers" of South Korea, China, Japan

Yoshibumi Wakamiya

November 12, 2015

By Yoshibumi Wakamiya You probably do not know that there is the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) in Korea. Although it is rarely known in Japan or China, it is an international organization j…


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

Mely Caballero-Anthony and Toshihiro Menu, eds.

2015

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…


Japan Alone Cannot Guard or Sustain Peace

Isaac Stone Fish

June 19, 2015

When one speaks of turmoil on the Korean Peninsula, it’s usually in reference to North Korea, not South Korea. But Itsunori Onodera, who stepped down as Japan’s defense minister in September 2014, has…


The Future of East Asia: Four Risks to Long-Term Stability

December 2013

This issue discusses four main risks in terms of long-term stability in East Asia: the regional policies of the United States and China, the nexus that has developed in the region between domestic pol…