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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…


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…


Trilateral Commission | 2022 Plenary Meeting

June 10–12, 2022 | Washington DC

The Trilateral Commission held its 2022 meeting in Washington DC—the first in-person plenary since the pandemic began—drawing hundreds of leaders from around the globe to promote dialogue on key issue…


UK-Japan 21st Century Group | 38th Conference

March 8 & 11, 2022 | Online

The 38th annual meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group was held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with the participation of around 20 members from each country, who held discussions on t…


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…


UK-Japan 21st Century Group Webinar | The Future Direction of Japan Under Prime Minister Suga

February 25, 2021 | Online

The UK-Japan 21st Century Group  held its first online webinar to discuss Japan’s future under Prime Minister Suga.


UK-Japan 21st Century Group | 37th Conference

September 11–12, 2020 | Online

The 37th annual meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the participation of 20 members from each country, who held discussions on the latest polit…


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…


Trilateral Commission | 2019 Plenary Meeting

June 14–16, 2019 | Paris

The Trilateral Commission held its 2019 meeting in Paris, drawing hundreds of leaders from around the globe to promote dialogue on key issues facing the international community.


Diet Women's Study Group | 2nd Meeting

May 20, 2019 | Tokyo

JCIE Senior Fellow Hitoshi Tanaka spoke with the Diet members spoke with the Diet members at the Study Group on Empowering Women Political Leaders in Japan about critical international security issues…


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…


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.


US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue

September 15–17, 2017 | Tarrytown, NY

JCIE held the first US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue to convene top women leaders from varying walks of life in both countries, including four diet members of a Diet delegation traveling to the United…


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…

PUBLICATIONS


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…


Deepening US-Japan Strategic Cooperation on China and the Indo-Pacific

June 2021

The new Biden administration has emphasized the importance of cooperation with East Asian allies to uphold a stable, rules-based regional order, while at the same time seeking a tough and united appro…


The Biden Administration’s Chance to Get Asia Policy Right—A View from Japan

February 2021

The Biden administration faces complex challenges in maintaining peace, stability and prosperity while restoring multilateral diplomacy with East Asia. Overcoming these obstacles will require special…


Navigating China Relations and the US-Japan Alliance

October 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…


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…


Japan on Missile Mission to Get 127 Million People to Hide—Fast

Natalie Andrews

Sep 15, 2017

Natalie Andrews reports on Japan’s efforts to train its citizens how to effectively respond to a missile threat, a necessary process given looming threats from North Korea.


Trump, Abe Talk Trade, Security

Interview with James Gannon

February 10, 2017

In an interview with Fred Katayama of Reuters, James Gannon offers insight to the changing relationship between President Trump and Prime Minister Abe, the impact of a bilateral free trade agreement,…


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

Rizal Sukma and Yoshihide Soeya, eds.

2015

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…


Beyond 2015: ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership for Democracy, Peace, and Prosperity in Southeast Asia

Rizal Sukma and Yoshihide Soeya, eds.

2013

This report, based on the study conducted to reexamine and redefine the strategic value of ASEAN-Japan cooperation, offers recommendations for such cooperation and integration among ASEAN countries.


A Growing Force: Civil Society's Role in Asian Regional Security

Rizal Sukma and James Gannon, eds.

2013

The authors explore the role of civil society organizations in responding to security threats in the five areas of piracy, disaster relief, human trafficking, health, and climate change, in order to a…


An Enhanced Agenda for US-Japan Partnership—Roundtable Report

Lilian Haney/Japan Center for International Exchange

2011

On September 16, 2011, more than 20 policy experts convened in Washington DC to explore the recent evolution of the US-Japan relationship at a roundtable discussion on “Domestic Political Change and t…


A Pacific Nation: Perspectives on the US Role in an East Asia Community

Mark Borthwick and Tadashi Yamamoto, eds.

2011

In this volume, experts from Asia and the United States explore the latest changes in US involvement in regional affairs and analyze the region’s divergent perspectives on the role that the US should…


New Challenges, New Approaches: Regional Security Cooperation in East Asia

Tadashi Yamamoto and Koji Watanabe, eds.

2011

Experts explore new challenges related to nontraditional security threats in East Asia, analyze the capacity of existing regional mechanisms to deal with them, and offer recommendations on the necessa…


Getting the Triangle Straight: Managing China-Japan-US Relations

Gerald Curtis, Ryosei Kokubun, and Wang Jisi, eds.

2010

In this volume, experts and emerging scholars from China, Japan, and the United States analyze the trilateral relationship and offer recommendations to better manage the volatile dynamics of trilatera…