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.


JCIE/USA Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19): JCIE/USA has closed its office and moved all staff to telework until April 6 at the earliest, postponing all in-person events and exchanges scheduled for March and April 2020. You can still reach us by calling +1 (212) 679-4130 or by emailing JCIE/Japan's Tokyo offices are operating normally. Our thoughts are with all those affected by theses extraordinary events, and we will be looking for ways to support international cooperation on the response.


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JCIE in the Media

"A Crying Need for Japanese Language Instruction Among Immigrants," Toshihiro Menju,, December 10, 2019 (JCIE/Japan Managing Director & Chief Program Officer)

"Japan's Immigration Policies Put to the Test" Toshihiro Menju,, November 18, 2019 (JCIE/Japan Managing Director & Chief Program Officer)

"Takeda Makes First Private Sector Pledge for Global Fund Replenishment," Yahoo Finance, June 2, 2019

"Seven Decades after the Bomb, Children of Hiroshima Victims Still Worry about Hidden Health Effects," Ibby Caputo, PRI's The World, March 26, 2019 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

"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 4, 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 4, 2018 (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow)

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JCIE Publications & Reports
Five Steps to Bolster the US-Japan Alliance

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the revised US-Japan security treaty, but what is needed to sustain the alliance for the next 60 years?

Japan's Support for Democracy-Related Issues: Mapping Survey

What work is Japan already doing to support democracy-related issues? This report gives some background on Japan's history of work in the field, while also providing specific examples of Japan's work in areas such as judicial support, peacebuilding, and women's empowerment

Supporting Disaster Survivors in Japan: An Innovative Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake

How did nonprofit organizations respond in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake? This report highlights the work of four NPO's focused on promoting integrated activities to alleviate the psychological burden of survivors in communities in Iwate Prefecture and to help them to recover from the disaster.

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