More than 30 senior government officials, health experts, and leaders from international organizations gathered to discuss the direction Japan should take to improve its developmental assistance for health (DAH) strategy and to adapt to the changing international context.
Nobuo Tanaka, chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and former executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), met with the Diet Women’s Study Group to discuss Japan’s energy security policy.
JCIE, together with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, launched a new award program to recognize innovative approaches in Asia to the various challenges facing aging populations in the region.
National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Vice President Brian Joseph spoke about the role of nongovernmental organizations such as the NED in supporting democracies to a group of 15 Diet members as well as six staff from Diet offices. The group discussed a wide range of topics in relation to democracy support and the state of democracy in Asia, including challenges with Myanmar’s democratization process, challenges surrounding the situation in Hong Kong, and Japan’s role as the region faces setbacks to democracy.
The Study Group met with AI expert Kenji Kushida to learn about the impact that artificial intelligence is having on the economy and society, and what opportunities lie ahead for Japan.
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 about a range of trade issues before the US Congress, what further legislation we are likely to see in the coming year, and what this means for US-Japan relations.
Japanese and German politicians, policy experts, business leaders, and journalists gathered in Tokyo to discuss key issues for Japan, Germany, and their bilateral relationship.
JCIE’s Roundtable on Japan’s Migration Policy held an outreach symposium in Fukuoka to discuss topics their recommendations and seek input on immigration-related issues in Japan.
A diverse group of experts on immigration and representatives from the immigrant communities of both Japan and Korea gathered for this symposium to share the lessons of the Japan–South Korea Immigration Policy Exchange Program, which JCIE has been running since November 2017 with the generous support of the Toyota Foundation.
Capitalizing on this year’s gathering in Japan of health ministers and government officials for the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting, JCIE worked with the Government of Japan and ERIA to co-organize the 2019 AHWIN Forum as part of its program on Healthy and Active Aging in Asia.