Report from Special Commission on Development Assistance for Health Calls for New ODA Approach

A report from a high-level commission organized by JCIE, the Special Commission on Japan’s Strategy on Development Assistance for Health (DAH), calls for the Japanese government to better coordinate and strategize its health ODA by creating a centralized “control tower” and to double funding for global health.

JCIE Publications | JCIE at 50—Pioneering US-Japan Political Exchange

This report, compiled as part of JCIE’s commemoration of its 50th anniversary, is intended to serve as a record of US-Japan political and parliamentary exchange and offer JCIE’s perspective on how that exchange has impacted US-Japan relations.

JCIE Publications | Hopes and Challenges for the Global Financing Facility: Toward the Realization of the SDGs

With the goal of fostering the understanding of the GFF among people involved in global health and developmental assistance in Japan, JCIE conducted…

JCIE Publications | Political and Security Cooperation: A New Dimension in ASEAN-Japan Relations?

This book compiles updated versions of papers submitted to the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue Conference in 1984; authors analyze Japan’s expanding role in Southeast Asia in the wake of an American withdrawal from the region that began with the US defeat in the Vietnam War.

East Asia Insights | Navigating China Relations and the US-Japan Alliance

In January 2020, the United States and Japan marked the 60th anniversary of the revised US-Japan Security Treaty. Steps to strengthen this relationship, which should not be taken for granted, include expanding Japan’s defense budget and reinvigorating multilateral forums.

JCIE Publications | Japan and the United States in Asia Pacific: The Challenges for Japan in Asia (The JCIE Papers 16)

The papers in this volume were prepared for the Shimoda ’94 conference, which deals with Asia Pacific issues in the Japan-US relationship; these papers focus on issues such as Japan’s turbulent relationship with Korean and the US-China-Japan trilateral relationship.

Survey of Japanese Legislators: Attitudes on ODA and Global Health

A JCIE survey of Japanese legislators finds that 80 percent of the 92 respondents favor steps to increase Japan’s official development assistance (ODA), with most prioritizing funding for health programs and education, followed by water & sanitation projects and humanitarian assistance.

AHWIN Papers | Responding to the Needs of Older Persons During a Pandemic

The inaugural AHWIN Paper draws on an online panel discussion that explored what policy lessons can be learned from the experiences of the United States, Japan, and Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic to improve our ability to protect our older populations.

We Need to Do Better–Perspectives on the Global Response to COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez

A noted figure in the global health community, Ariel Pablos-Méndez led USAID’s health programming during the 2014–2016 Ebola crisis as assistant administrator for global health, and he has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response while practicing at a New York City hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. On June 12, 2020, he spoke with JCIE/USA Executive Director Jim Gannon about lessons from the current pandemic and what type of international coordination is needed.

A UHC Approach to Harmonizing Asian Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulations

The recommendations of JCIE’s Task Force for Promoting Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization in Asia examines specific areas Japan should tackle in order to promote regulatory harmonization and establish infrastructure for clinical development in Asia.