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JCIE/USA Executive Seminar | The Congressional Agenda—Implications for US-Japan Relations

December 6, 2019 | New York

On December 6, two alumni of JCIE’s Congressional Staff Exchange program participated in JCIE/USA Roundtables in New York. The two senior Congressional staff—one Republican and one Democrat—spoke abou…

2019 US Young Political Leaders Delegation to Japan

November 16–26, 2019 | Tokyo, Kochi, Aichi

A bipartisan delegation of six state and local-level US political leaders visited Tokyo, Kochi Prefecture, and Aichi Prefecture for a series of meetings and roundtables with a variety of policymakers,…

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.

2019 US Congressional Staff Delegation

May 25–June 1, 2019 | Tokyo and Aichi

The 2019 US Congressional Staff Exchange Program brought the 28th delegation of US Congressional Staff to Japan, where they met and engaged in discussions with a wide range of Japanese leaders, cabine…

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.

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…

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.

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…

2015 Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

September 28–October 2, 2015 | Washington DC

The 2015 US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program brought the 28th delegation of Japanese diet members and parliamentarians to the US, where they met and engaged in discussions with members of Congress…

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…

Tadashi Yamamoto Memorial Seminar | Japan's Political Change and the US-Japan Alliance

May 2, 2013 | Washington DC

The inaugural Tadashi Yamamoto Memorial Seminar, co-organized by the Council on Foreign Relations and JCIE, convened over 50 Asia experts to discuss the challenges that have kept Japanese politicians…


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 Trade Officials and Companies Take a Nuanced Approach to US Tariffs

Adrian Ma

September 4, 2018

Adrian Ma explores the impact of the Trump administration’s 25 percent tariff on imported steel on Japan. How are Japanese companies and trade officials feeling about the president’s efforts to turn t…

Postcard from a Japanese Steel Town

By Adrian Ma

August 1, 2018

JCIE Journalism Fellow Adrian Ma, a reporter based in the American Midwest, explores Japan’s oldest steel town, Kamaishi.

Japan Exasperated by Trump’s Trade Policies

Adam Behsudi

October 15, 2017

As US farmers suffer under high tariffs, Japanese officials are in no rush to cut a new trade deal with the United States.

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,…

No TPP Trade Deal? Some Japanese Farmers Say All the Better for Them

Julie Makinen

July 5, 2016

Rice farmer Takao Terada isn’t following the U.S. presidential election too closely. But there’s one issue that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton seem to agree on — that the U.S. should not ratify…

Come on Japan, Get with the Program

Sally Herships

September 21, 2015

Founding a startup today has become the stuff of TV and movies around the world.  But in Japan today, founding a tech company is not what you might call super popular. Silicon Valley appreciates a goo…

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

Rizal Sukma and Yoshihide Soeya, eds.


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

Mark Borthwick and Tadashi Yamamoto, eds.


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…

The Rise of China and a Changing East Asian Order

Japan Center for International Exchange


Senior international relations experts examine a wide range of topics including China’s changing role in Asia and its impact on regional community building, domestic dynamics related to China’s politi…

China-Japan-US Relations

Morton I. Abramowitz, Yoichi Funabashi, and Wang Jisi

August 2002

In this volume, leading policy experts from each of the three countries review the underlying challenges confronting the development of this vital China-Japan-US triangle.

Major Power Relations in Northeast Asia

David M. Lampton, ed.

November 2001

This volume examines the main obstacles that stand in the way of unified action and highlights the importance of sustained dialogue, by considering issues such as Taiwan, the Japan-US security allianc…

New Perspectives on US-Japan Relations

Gerald L. Curtis, ed.

December 2000

This book contains insight from political scientists into one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world; discussions range from issues of trade and financial management, shifting pers…

Road to ASEAN-10: Japanese Perspectives on Economic Integration

Sueo Sekiguchi and Makito Noda, eds.

December 1999

These essays, written by seven Japanese economists and political scientists, analyze the long-term prospects of the ASEAN-10 economies and their relations with major trading partners.