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

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

“A DIY Sake-Tasting Tour in Japan,” Jay Greene, Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2017 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

“In Japan, These Single Moms and Shrinking Cities Are Trying a New Start—Together,” Susie Armitage, Christian Science Monitor, November 2, 2017 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

"Microsoft’s Augmented-Reality Strategy: Pilots Over Zombie Hunters,” Jay Greene, Wall Street Journal, November 2,2017 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

"Japan Exasperated by Trump’s Trade Politics," Adam Behsudi, Politico, October 16, 2017
(JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

"Accepting Immigrants is the Ultimate Key to Reviving Japan," Toshihiro Menju, AJISS-Commentary, October 11, 2017

“Avoiding a Pathway to War with North Korea,” Hitoshi Tanaka, East Asia Forum, October 1, 2017

"Japan on Missile Mission to Get 127 Million People to Hide—Fast,” Natalie Andrews, Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2017 (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.


Confronting Uncertainty in East Asia

Intensifying geopolitical uncertainty in Asia Pacific poses a tremendous risk. How can leaders around the region work to dispel this uncertainty in order to ensure shared stability and prosperity?


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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