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Webinar | Responding to the Needs of Older People During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Sharing Lessons Learned

May 28, 2020 | Online

This webinar shared lessons from the United States on how the epidemic has impacted older persons, particularly those in long-term care facilities and offered a platform to share observations on the U…

Japan-US Legislators Dialogue: The Impact of Legislative Exchanges and Opportunities to Strengthen Bilateral Relations

May 19, 2020 | Online

JCIE and a coalition of US-Japan groups co-hosted a webinar bringing together Japanese and US legislators to discuss the importance of legislative exchange.

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,…

2019 Japanese Diet Delegation to the US

September 17–20, 2019 | Washington DC

The 2019 US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program brought the 30th delegation of Japanese diet members and parliamentarians to the US, where they met and engaged in discussions with members of Congress…

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…

Democracy for the Future | Diet Roundtable with Professor Andrew J. Nathan

May 30, 2019 | Tokyo

Twenty-five thought leaders from Japan met with Professor Andrew Nathan for discussions on the state of democracy and democracy assistance.

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…

Democracy for the Future | Our Role, Japan’s Role—Thought Leaders Seminar

April 19, 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

Twenty-five thought leaders from Japan met with the president of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (USA) for discussions on the state of democracy and democracy assistance.

December 2018 US Young Political Leaders Delegation to Japan

December 1–11, 2018 | Tokyo, Gunma, Fukuoka

The 2018 US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program brought US state and local officials to Tokyo, Gunma, and Fukuoka to meet with Diet members, prefectural and local-level officials, policy ex…

JCIE/USA Executive Seminar | Post–Midterm Outlook for US Political & Economic Relations

November 29, 2018 | New York

Two top experts on US-Japan relations— Columbia University Professor Gerald Curtis and the Wall Street Journal’s Jacob Schlesinger—assessed the Democratic victory in the midterm elections and the pros…

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…

JCIE/USA Executive Seminar | Congressional Agenda & US-Japan Relations in the 116th Congress

October 29, 2018 | New York

Two Congressional staffers, alumni of a JCIE/USA delegation to Japan, spoke to a gathering of business leaders and other experts in New York at a JCIE/USA executive seminar.

Global Health Diet Roundtable | Evolution of America’s Bipartisan Support for Global Health

September 6, 2018 | Tokyo

JCIE’S inaugural Global Health Diet Roundtable convened six rising leaders in the Japanese Diet who are serving their first, second, or third terms, and it was organized as part of a roundtable series…


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…

How a Small Dairy Store from Ohio Became One of the Biggest Names in the Japanese Convenience Store Industry

Adrian Ma

September 5, 2018

Japan and the United States have a long history of not only economic competition, but also cultural exchange. In the U.S., for instance, sushi and anime are popular. And the Japanese long ago adopted…

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…

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,…

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…

Shoring Up the US-Japan Alliance under the Trump Administration

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

December 2016

This edition of East Asia Insights discusses the sense of uncertainty regarding the future role of the United States in East Asian affairs, following President Trump’s election; the report focuses on…

Trump’s Rhetoric and the Future of the US-Japan Alliance

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

July 2016

This issue discusses the question that has been brought up by the results of the US election: Will US alliance relationships, including the alliance with Japan, weaken as part of the retreat to isolat…

A Vote for Trump is a Vote for China

Isaac Stone Fish

Apr 12, 2016

Isaac Stone Fish writes on how Donald Trump’s policies benefit China and the effect this has on the US-Japan relationship.

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…

The Next Step for the US-Japan Alliance

Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

July 2015

This issue suggests ways in which Japan and the United States should build upon the success of Abe’s visit to the US in late spring, by focusing on long-term efforts to take a more multifaceted approa…