Founded in 1970, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization
dedicated to strengthening Japan's role in international networks
of dialogue and cooperation.

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JCIE in the Media

“Japan Trade Officials and Companies Take a Nuanced Approach to U.S. Tariffs,” Adrian Ma, Marketplace, September 5, 2018 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

“How a Small Dairy Store from Ohio Became One of the Biggest Names in the Japanese Convenience Store Industry,” Adrian Ma, Marketplace, September 4, 2018 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

“Take Me Out to the Japanese Ball Game,” Byron Tau, Wall Street Journal, August 24, 2018 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

“Abe’s Window of Time for Amending Japan’s Pacifist Constitution Narrows,” Byron Tau, Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2018 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

“Why This Hiroshima Survivor Dedicated His Life to Searching for the Families of 12 American POWs,” Ibby Caputo, PRI’s The World, August 6, 2018 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

"Tokyo’s Best Karaoke Is Karaoke Sung Alone," Susie Armitage, Daily Beast, August 3, 2018 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

“Postcard from a Japanese Steel Town,” Adrian Ma, Marketplace, August 1, 2018 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

"Why Japan Is Paying Single Mothers to Move to the Countryside," Susie Armitage, PRI, June 6, 2018 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

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JCIE Publications & Reports
Engaging North Korea after the Singapore Summit

Hitoshi Tanaka shares insight into post-summit negotiations with North Korea and what it will take for the United States, Japan, and others to capitalize on this rare chance to peacefully settle the nuclear threat.


Becoming Strategic Partners: Lessons for NGOs and Government Agencies from the American Experience

How did US-based NGOs become strategic partners for the US government? This report draws lessons that show how Japanese NGOs might also develop the capacity to partner with government agencies to make Japanese ODA more effective.


Common Ground and Common Obstacles: US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue

American and Japanese women leaders gathered for a weekend dialogue to discuss shared challenges facing their countries and to exchange lessons on ways to advance women’s leadership at home and in the US-Japan relationship.


Leveraging Disease Funding to Advance Health for All

JCIE’s analysis of AIDS, TB, and malaria programs in Africa and Asia shows how carefully designed funding for individual diseases can also strengthen overall health systems.




Looking for Leadership: The Dilemma of Political Leadership in Japan

This volume explores the obstacles facing Japan as it looks for greater leadership and explains why this matters for the rest of the world.





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