On March 11 2011, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan’s Tohoku region, followed by hundreds of aftershocks and a devastating tsunami. JCIE quickly launched efforts to support the international response by serving as a bridge between overseas donors and Japanese groups working in the disaster zone, facilitating coordination among American and Japanese humanitarian organizations, and disseminating information and analysis to support responders. We have highlighted some of the vital lessons learned from the international response efforts.
As we face an era of global aging, the number of people living with dementia is projected to double by 2040, and the majority will be living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Such regions have fewer of the resources needed to cope with dementia-related care compared to high-income countries. As the disease progresses, increasing […]
JCIE is holding a three-session, online US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue to convene top women leaders from varying walks of life. Two leading legislators, Hon. Seiko Noda and Hon. Diana DeGette, are the co-chairs for this series of meetings that are addressing “Advancing Women’s Leadership in a Time of Crisis.” This program builds on the first US-Japan Women […]
The UK-Japan 21st Century Group held its first online webinar to discuss Japan’s future under Prime Minister Suga.
The 37th annual meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the participation of 20 members from each country, who held discussions on the latest political and economic developments in Japan and the United Kingdom.
The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) organized a special roundtable in conjunction with International Universal Health Coverage Day (on December 12) to highlight the work of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in advancing universal health care (UHC) and how developments such as the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting the push for UHC and the GFF’s work.
Yoko Takeda, Chief Economist and General Manager, Research Center for Policy and Economy, Mitsubishi Research Institute, met with the Diet Women’s Study Group to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and Japan’s post-pandemic future.
The 3rd US-Japan Global Health Dialogue brought together nearly 50 senior government officials, legislators, health experts and leaders from international organizations to discuss what they can do together to advance health security around the world. Participants discussed international financing mechanisms for global health security, global pandemic preparedness, and the potential for cooperation on for biorisk and health emergencies.
JCIE continued its US-Japan Global Health Dialogue series to explore how the two countries can strengthen bilateral cooperation on health security under the Trump and Abe administrations. This second meeting convened more than 40 high-level government officials and policy experts from the United States and Japan.
More than 30 policy experts and senior officials from nine US and Japanese government agencies gathered for a high-level dialogue to identify areas where we can deepen cooperation on global health under the Trump administration and Abe government.