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

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 prospects for the next two years of the Trump administration’s Asia policy.

FGFJ Survey | Attitudes on Japan’s International Cooperation for Infectious Diseases

Summary of an online survey conducted by FGFJ on the Japanese general public’s understanding of infectious diseases as well as their awareness of infectious diseases in developing countries and Japan’s international cooperation in the field of healthcare.

FGFJ Diet Task Force Members Submit Letter Asking Japanese Government for Strong Pledge to the Global Fund

Summary of a meeting between members of the FGFJ Diet Task Force and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to submit a letter requesting Japan’s contribution to the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment.

Visit Niger, Indonesia and Malawi in a New Documentary on the Global Fund’s Impact

The “Friends of the Global Fund” network—organizations that work to deepen the understanding of and expand the support base for the Global Fund in Europe, the United States, and Japan—has come together to create a short documentary to showcase the most recent impact of the Global Fund up close by virtually visiting three countries: Niger, […]

Friends of the Global Fund Joint Webinar Series: “The Global Fund in the COVID-19 Era: Supporting the Vital Role of Community Health Workers”

On April 27, 2022, Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) hosted the third webinar in a three-part series on the “Global Fund in the COVID-19 era,” in partnership with Friends of the Global Fight (US) and Friends of the Global Fund Europe. The event featured Motoko Seko (Eikei University of Hiroshima), Ayo Ipinmoye (Civil Society, Malaria Control, […]

4th US-Japan Global Health Dialogue | Advancing Global Health Security and Future Pandemic Preparedness

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 ways that US-Japan collaboration can be leveraged to advance health security and pandemic preparedness globally. Participants discussed key issues in global health architecture, pandemic instruments and IHR, R&D including the 100 Days Mission, synergies between UHC and health security.

1st GFF Seminar | Introducing the Financing Facility

JCIE launched the GFF Seminar series in 2020 as part of its efforts to deepen understanding of how the Japanese government, NGOs, and others can coordinate more effectively with the GFF in order to strengthen maternal and child health and expand universal health coverage in the world’s most vulnerable countries.

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

Congressional Staff Briefing on US-Japan Relations

JCIE/USA hosted a briefing with Minister Ishigaki (Embassy of Japan), Emma Chanlett-Avery, and Mark Manyin (Congressional Research Service) to update Congressional Staff on the latest developments for the US-Japan relationship

FGFJ YouTube Lecture Series: “The World Beyond COVID-19”

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, society has become widely aware of the risks posed by the virus and ways to mitigate them, including by wearing PPE, social distancing, and quarantining. However, these COVID-19 safety measures have also restricted people from fulfilling important daily tasks and activities, and when people stop moving, growth and innovation […]