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4th US-Japan Global Health Dialogue

June 17, 2022 | Washington DC

The 4th US-Japan Global Health Dialogue brought together over 50 American and Japanese senior government officials, legislators, health experts, and leaders from international organizations to discuss…


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…


Trilateral Commission | 2021 Meetings—Virtual Conversations

December 31, 2021 | Online

The Trilateral Commission’s regional and plenary meetings have been postponed, but virtual conversations have been held and are available to the public on the Commission website.


Trilateral Commission Special Global Meeting on Global Capitalism in Transition

November 3–5, 2021 | Virtual

The Trilateral Commission launched the Task Force on “Global Capitalism in Transition” in April 2021, consisting of 30 experts and Commission members from the three regions, and conducted a series of…


The Biden-Suga Summit: Cooperation to Enhance Support for the ACT Accelerator

April 26, 2021 | Washington DC

On April 16, 2021 President Joseph Biden of the United States and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan held a meeting in Washington DC. The two exchanged opinions on important issues between the Uni…


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.


Trilateral Commission | 2020 Meetings—Virtual Conversations

2020 | Online

The Trilateral Commission’s regional and plenary meetings have been postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic, but virtual conversations have been held and are available to the public on the Commission…


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.


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…

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…


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…