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.





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JCIE in the Media

"'Human touch' key to U.S.-Japan ties: Lessons from Tom Foley and other key figures" by James Gannon in the Asahi Shimbun (April 23, 2015)

"Caregiver trainee program coming up short, but options on table also daunting" JCIE's Toshihiro Menju in the Japan Times (April 19, 2015)

Shinzo Abe’s Chance to Recast Asian Security by JCIE/USA's Board Member Prof. Gerald Curtis in the Wall Street Journal (April 9, 2015)

"Invite foreign interns to settle in Japan, think tank says" Japan Times cites JCIE's Toshihiro Menju (October 29, 2014)

"International Philanthropy and Disasters in Developed Countries: The US Response to Japan's 3.11 Disaster" By James Gannon (July 2014)

"East Asia Regional Cooperation on Global Health" By Susan Hubbard in CFR's Asia Unbound blog (June 30, 2014)

"Celebrating Community Health Workers: A Look Back To 2013" By Maya Wedemeyer (JCIE) and Sarah Zimmerman (April 12, 2014)

"Help From Abroad" JCIE's Toshihiro Menju on NHK World's Newsline (April 11, 2014)

JCIE Publications & Reports
Strengthening US-Japan NGO Partnerships on Humanitarian Responses—Lessons from 3/11 (March 2015)

The result of a two-year study to assess the track record of international partnerships on the 3/11 response, how each side perceived the other, and what can be done to improve international NGO partnerships.
 


US Giving for Japan's 2011 Disaster Totals $737 Million (March 2015)

The breadth of the US philanthropic response was extraordinary, and it demonstrates the depth of the grassroots ties linking the two countries.
 


Strategic Assistance: Regional Reactions and Geopolitical Challenges (November 2014)
EAI 8-4

The second report from a collaborative research project with the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) on alliance-based approaches to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) operations in the region.


Civil Society Monitor
Can Japan Welcome Immigrants? A Shrinking Population Spurs a Growing Debate
(October 2014)

EAI 8-4

Toshihiro Menju explores the shifts in Japan's discourse on immigration issues and the role civil society will need to play in the future.
 


Beyond 2015: ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership for Democracy, Peace, and Prosperity in Southeast Asia
EAI 8-3

CSIS Jakarta and JCIE are releasing a new publication that offers recommendations for ASEAN-Japan cooperation in the economic, political and security, and socio-cultural realms.


3.11 Insider Newsletter

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



JCIE Digital Library