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ACTIVITIES


Japan 101 Course: US Japan Relations During the Biden-Suga Era | 2021 Session

March 2–26, 2021 | Online

The Spring 2021 run of JCIE’s online course for Congressional Staff, which provides them with opportunities to meet e world’s top experts on US-Japan security, trade, and political issues.


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.


Diet Women's Study Group | 7th Meeting

February 4, 2021 | Online

Yoko Takeda, Chief Economist and General Manager, Research Center for Policy and Economy, Mitsubishi Research Institute, met with the Diet Women’s Study Group to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the…


Japan 101 Course: Understanding US Japan Relations | 2020 Session

September 8–October 6, 2020 | Online

The first run of JCIE’s online course for Congressional Staff, which provides them with opportunities to meet e world’s top experts on US-Japan security, trade, and political issues.


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…


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.

PUBLICATIONS


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 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.

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 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…


The Rise of China and a Changing East Asian Order

Japan Center for International Exchange

2004

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…