The Japan Institute of International Affairs


The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), now celebrating its 50th anniversary, is a private, nonpartisan policy think-tank focused on foreign and security policy issues. On top of a wide range of research programs, the institute promotes dialogues and joint studies with other institutions and experts at home and abroad, examines Japanese foreign policy and makes proposals to the government, and disseminates information on international relations to the public.
The institute, together with a large network of affiliated scholars, aims to serve as an indispensable resource related to international affairs in a complex world.

JIIA presents its 2011-2012 annual brochure. Look inside to find a highlight of JIIA's recent activities and a summary of its organization.


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AJISS Commentary. seeks to inform world opinion of Japanese ideas on Japan and international affairs. AJISS-Commentary is an occasional op-ed type publication of The Association of Japanese Institutes of Strategic Studies (AJISS) consisting of three leading Japanese think tanks: Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS), The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), and Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS). The commentary is available on this website and through free subscription.
No.168 Japan: a Treasure Trove for Approaches to Dealing with the European Crisis Hajime Takata 19 December 2012
No.166 No Conceivable Alternative to Democracy Masayuki Tadokoro 30 November 2012
No.165 Nuclear Energy is Indispensable for Japan's Future Yoshiyuki Kasai 13 November 2012
No.164 Japan Should Stand Farm on the Senkaku Islands Dispute Masashi Nishihara 6 November 2012
No.163 The Case for Long-Term Assistance for Egypt Takeji Ino 31 October 2012
More Commentary
JIIA Forum.
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
"The U.S. strategic engagement in Asia and challenges for the U.S.-Japan alliance"
(22 May 2012)
Amb. Donald Steinberg
Deputy Administrator, United States Agency for International Development
"The critical importance of U.S.-Japan development cooperation and the post-Busan development landscape"
(9 May 2012)
JIIA Special Forum on the 2012 US Presidential Election (2nd of a series)
"Prospect of the U.S. Presidential Election and its implication on the U.S. Security Policy"
Ambassador Robert M. Kimmitt
Former Undersecretary of State and Deputy Secretary of Treasury, Chairman, Center for Cross-Border Investment(CCBI), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
Professor Katsuyuki YAKUSHIJI, Toyo University and Adjunct Fellow, JIIA, Former chief editor of the Asahi Shimbun's political news section
Professor Toshihiro NAKAYAMA, Aoyama Gakuin University and Adjunct Fellow, JIIA
(20 April 2012)
JIIA Research.
2011-2012 JIIA Research Project
"Policies Needed to Ensure Japan's International Competitiveness".

"Is it in Japan's interest to abandon nuclear power ?".
Column written by Tetsuya Endo, Senior Adjunct Fellow of JIIA and Former
Vice Chairman of Japan Atomic Energy Commission
The World and Japan's Foreign Policy in the Future: Prospects in 20 Years (Provisional Translation).
"On Multilateralism -Ideas and Actions of a World Banker-".
Research paper written by Hideaki Asahi, Professor of the University of Tokyo and Adjunct Fellow of JIIA.(2010-12-03)
JIIA International Policy Conference.
April The PECC (Pacific Economic Cooperation Council) Standing Committee Meeting, Singapore.

JIIA-SWP(Stiftung Wissenshaft und Politik) Seminar, JIIA.

March The 18th Japan-U.S. Security Seminar, San Francisco.

February The 7th Japan-Australia Track 1.5 Dialogue.

The 2nd JIIA-CSIS Strategic Dialogue on Southeast Asia, JIIA.

Discussion Seminar :Are we becoming Japanese now?
Japan's experience and its relevance to Europe,
orgznized by the Netherlands Institute of International Relations,"Clingendael".

Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs).
Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs).-Japanese language journal of scholarship and analysis-
No.612 June 2012.
"Developing Legal Infrastructure for Global Corporate Activities"
No.611 May 2012.
"EU Economy at Risk"
No.610 April 2012.
"China's Decade under Hu Jintao"
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