Democracy for the Future | Policy Dialogue for Advancing LGBT Rights and Equality in Japan

JCIE brought together a group of Diet members to speak with a representative who worked on Taiwan’s campaign for marriage equality, to discuss recent Japanese legislation aimed at protecting LGBTQ people

Democracy for the Future | March 2023 Diet Roundtable

JCIE brought together a group of leaders in the field to discuss how the international community should address human rights violations and expectations for the G7, which Japan was hosting later that year.

Democracy for the Future | Diet Roundtable on “Defending Universal Values in the Indo-Pacific Region: Japan’s Role Post-Hiroshima Summit”

JCIE brought together a group of Diet members to meet with Derek Mitchel, President, National Democratic Institute, to discuss defending human rights and universal values in the Pacific as a follow-up to the Hiroshima G7 Summit.

WEBINAR | Enhancing Democratic Partnership in Asia

In the lead-up to President Biden’s Summit for Democracy, JCIE organized a webinar on December 7 that convened over 40 Asia-Pacific experts to discuss how to enhance democratic partnership in the region. The event was held as part of the International IDEA’s Global Democracy Coalition Forum to bring more diverse voices into the Summit conversation […]

Defending Universal Values in the Indo-Pacific—The Roles of Japan and the G7 Summit

JCIE hosted a public symposium in the lead up to Japan hosting the G7 Summit in Hiroshima to deepen discussions on the role Japan should fulfill in defending universal values and a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific

Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections

Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections 2021–2022 As part of our program on Expanding Support for Democratic Governance, JCIE launched a project on “Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections.” Led by Dr. Harukata Takenaka, Professor at the Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), the project facilitated three discussions among leading Japanese scholars and practitioners to reflect on Japan’s […]

Interviews from the Sunnylands Initiative Retreat

At the second meeting of the Sunnylands Initiative on Enhancing Democratic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific region in Japan, select participants shared their thoughts on key issues concerning democracy in the region in a series of short video clips.

The Struggle for Democracy in Asia Deserves Our Support

This piece by Freedom House President Michael Abramawitz highlights recent trends in democracy in Asia and beyond, as well as Mr. Abramawitz’s attendance at the recent Sunnylands Initiative Retreat in Odawara, Japan.

Second Sunnylands Initiative Retreat Hosted in 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 Partnership in the Indo-Pacific (Sunnylands Initiative) on August 1-3, 2022 in Tokyo and Odawara, Japan

Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections | Concluding Paper

This report serves as the concluding paper for a project on “Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections” and was written by the project lead, Dr. Harukata Takenaka, to summarize the key points that emerged out of the prior three discussions.