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dedicated to strengthening Japan's role in international networks
of dialogue and cooperation.
New

  • Corporate Roundtable: Private Sector Engagement in Health Development (Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 29) – TICAD VI side event co-hosted with AMREF Health Africa
  • 24th Korea-Japan Forum & 2nd Korea-Japan Junior Forum (Tokyo, Aug. 24–26)
  • 25th US Congressional Staff Exchange Program (Tokyo and Nagoya, July 23–30)
  • US-Japan Journalism Fellowship: 2016 Program (Various in Japan, June 20–July 8)
  • JCIE Press Tour to Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and Tigray Region, June 26-July 3)
  • Public Seminar on "The US Election and Social Diversity" (Tokyo, June 29)
  • Inaugural Meeting: Korea–Japan Strategic Dialogue (Tokyo, June 8–10)
  • Seminar on “Creating Opportunity through a More Inclusive Society—keynote speech by Wendy Cutler and other videos now available online (May 31)
  • Previous activities...



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    JCIE in the Media

    "Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles," Ina Jaffe (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), NPR, August 28, 2016

    "How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island," Ina Jaffe (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), NPR, August 27, 2016

    "A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life — By Scarecrows," Ina Jaffe (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), NPR, August 26, 2016

    "For Some Older Adults In Japan, A Chance To Stay In The Workforce," Ina Jaffe (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), NPR, August 25, 2016

    "Japanese City Takes Community Approach To Dealing With Dementia," Ina Jaffe (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), NPR, August 23, 2016

    "Beyond Slurpees: Many Japanese Mini-Marts Now Cater To Elders," Ina Jaffe (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), NPR, August 23, 2016

    "How Japan is Dealing With Impacts of Supporting the Oldest Population in the World," Ina Jaffe (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), NPR, August 21, 2016

    "Japan in Transition: Economic Realities Mean Japan Must Confront Its Reluctance to Accept Immigrants," John Shmuel, Financial Post, August 17, 2016, interview with JCIE Chief Program Officer Toshihiro Menju

    "Citizen Science Takes on Japan's Nuclear Establishment," Julie Makinen (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2016

    "Flush, then Fill Up: Japan Taps Sewage to Fuel Hydrogen-Powered Cars," Julie Makinen (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2016

    "As Japan's Population Shrinks, Bears and Boars Roam Where Schools and Shrines Once Thrived," Julie Makinen (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2016

    "No TPP Trade Deal? Some Japanese Farmers Say All the Better For Them," Julie Makinen (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Los Angeles Times, July 5, 2016

    "President Trump? Among U.S. Allies, Japan May Be One of the Most Anxious about That Idea," Julie Makinen (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2016

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    JCIE Publications & Reports
    Getting International Disaster Philanthropy Right: Lessons from Japan's 2011 Tsunami

    JCIE analyzes successes and shortcomings in the US philanthropic response to 3/11 and offers lessons for the next time a disaster strikes.


    Trump's Rhetoric and the Future of the US-Japan Alliance

    Will US alliance relationships be weakened by the isolationism espoused by Donald Trump, or will those alliances be reconfigured to reflect the shifting geopolitical landscape?


    Health, Resilience, and Human Security: Moving Toward Health for All

    This JCIE-PAHO joint report outlines what a human security approach is and how to build and sustain health resilience at individual, community, and institutional levels as a path toward health for all.


    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.


    Asia on the Move: Regional Migration and the Role of Civil Society

    At a time when the world is grappling with a refugee crisis, JCIE’s new volume analyzes migration trends and policies in Asia and explores the role of civil society in protecting migrants in the region.


    Navigating Change: ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership in East Asia and in Global Governance

    Prepared for the Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Meetings this book proposes ways in which strategic partnership between ASEAN and Japan can both contribute to a more stable and prosperous East Asia and help support more effective global governance.


    3.11 Insider Newsletter

    Monthly updates on Japan's disaster recovery, highlighting media articles, reports, and events from around the world.





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