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.

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.

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.

East Asia Insights | Five Steps to Bolster 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 Publication | Japan’s Support for Democracy-Related Issues: Mapping Survey

Background and examples of Japan’s work on democracy-related issues, compiled as part of JCIE’s program on Expanding Support for Democratic Governance.

East Asia Insights | The Crisis of US Credibility in East Asia

The decision by the US Congress to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his pressuring of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden has brought renewed attention to the foreign policy of the Trump presidency. This drama is playing out in parallel to the ramping up of the 2020 US presidential […]

East Asia Insights | Regaining Momentum on North Korea Negotiations

The international community is now at a crossroads with North Korea. The lack of progress at the Hanoi Summit raises the risk that the opportunity created by the Singapore Summit may be squandered. How can the US regain momentum in its negotiations and what role might Japan play in this?

JCIE Publication | Formulating a Grand Design for Asian Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization

The recommendations of JCIE’s Task Force for Promoting Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization in Asia highlight a need for regulatory harmonization and cross-sectoral cooperation.

JCIE Publication | Supporting Disaster Survivors in Japan

A report highlighting the work of four nonprofit organizations that received $2.8 million in funding from a United Way Worldwide (UWW) grant on behalf of the generosity of Polo Ralph Lauren, as well as from others. The grant program focused on promoting integrated activities to alleviate the psychological burden of survivors in communities in Iwate Prefecture and help them recover from the disaster.