The American counterpart of one of Japan's leading international affairs organizations, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) fosters dialogue and cooperation between Japan, the United States, and other countries around the world.


  • 34th US Delegation of Young Political Leaders Visits Japan (Tokyo, Gunma, Fukuoka, December 1–11)
  • Forum: Accelerating Responses to Challenges through Innovation: A Multistakeholder Approach to Healthy and Active Aging (Bangkok, Thailand, November 27)
  • JCIE International Advisory Group on Global Health Meets in Tokyo (Tokyo, September 7) – Final Report: English | Japanese
  • Seminar: The Congressional Agenda & US-Japan Relations in the 116th Congress (New York, NY, October 29, 2018)
  • Third US-Japan Global Health Dialogue (Washington DC, September 28, 2018)
  • 2018 US-Japan Journalism Fellows (Japan, June 24–July 14)
  • Seminar with Journalism Fellows: “Diversity in the Trump Era”(Tokyo, June 29, 2018)
  • Diet Roundtable & Thought Leaders Seminar: Japan’s Support for the Liberal International Order (Tokyo, June 19–20, 2018)
  • 29th Japanese Delegation of Young Political Leaders Visits the United States (Washington DC, Oklahoma, Colorado, June 9–19)
  • JCIE/USA Welcomes Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez to its Board of Trustees(June 2018)
  • International Seminar: NGOs as Strategic Partners in Development and Humanitarian Assistance (Tokyo, June 6, 2018)
  • Media Roundtable on Tuberculosis (New York, June 5, 2018)
  • 27th US Congressional Staff Exchange Program (Japan, May 27–June 2)
  • NEW Publication: Becoming Strategic Partners: Lessons for NGOs and Government Agencies from the American Experience
  • Welcome Reception in Honor of Leaders from the National Diet of Japan (Washington DC, May 1)
  • Symposium with New Global Fund Exec. Director Peter Sands on "Ending AIDS by 2030” (Tokyo, April 24, 2018)
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    JCIE in the Media

    "Japan Eases Immigration Restrictions to Fill Chronic Care Worker Shortage," by Sally Herships, PRI World, October 18, 2018 (article by 2015 US-Japan Journalism Fellow, interview with JCIE's T. Menju)

    “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 5, 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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    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.

    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.

    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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