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.

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 […]

The Role of Civil Society and the Next Generation for the Future of Democracy

JCIE’s Democracy for the Future Program will be hosting an online international conference to explore the role of civil society and the next generation for the future of democracy. Register to attend via zoom

Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections 1 | The Current State of Japan’s Democracy

This report transcribes discussions that took place amongst members of JCIE’s research team for our project on Expanding Support for Democratic Governance. The initial discussion took place shortly after the inauguration of President Biden and reflecting on challenges to democracy in recent years, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections 2 | Government Systems

This report transcribes discussions that took place as part of JCIE’s project on “Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections”. The report details the contents of the 2nd dialogue to take place as part of this project, which focused on government systems.

Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections 3 | Civil Society, Diversity, and Media

This report transcribes discussions that took place as part of JCIE’s project on “Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections”. The report details the contents of the 3rd dialogue to take place as part of this project, which focused on civil society, diversity, and the media.

Research Team Trialogue: The Spread of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Global Democracy

This transcription shares a conversation between three JCIE research team members from the project on Expanding Support for Democratic Governance on their assessments of the current state of democracy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research Team Trialogue 2: The Spread of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Global Democracy

This transcription of a discussion between three research team members from JCIE’s project on Expanding Support for Democratic Governance focuses on the potential threats to democracy in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the election of US President Joe Biden.