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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3/11 Disaster Relief & Recovery Program

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JCIE in the Media

"Wakamiya's Review From Tokyo—A Lesson From the Forgery of Official Letters" by JCIE Senior Fellow Yoshibumi Wakamiya, Dong-A Ilbo (May 14, 2015)

"'Human Touch' Key to U.S.-Japan Ties: Lessons From Tom Foley and Other Key Figures" by James Gannon, Asahi Shimbun (April 23, 2015)

"Caregiver Trainee Program Coming Up Short, But Options on Table Also Daunting" JCIE's Toshihiro Menju featured in the Japan Times (April 19, 2015)

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

JCIE Publications & Reports
Strengthening US-Japan NGO Partnerships on Humanitarian Responses: Lessons from 3/11

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.


Bringing People Together: Assessing the Impact of 3/11 on US-Japan Grassroots Exchange

In this report, JCIE's Dr. Atsuko Geiger finds that the massive disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 triggered a flurry of US-Japan grassroots exchanges that have had a surprisingly large impact on bilateral relations.


Innovative Disaster Responses: Model Approaches from Japan's 3/11 Disaster

In the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, Japanese civil society, which had not been a particularly strong force in Tohoku in the past, stepped up to play an active role in the recovery and reconstruction process.


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.


3.11 Insider Newsletter

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



JCIE Digital Library