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Diet Roundtable | Policy Dialogue for Advancing LGBT Rights and Equality in Japan

November 28, 2023 | Tokyo

JCIE brought together a group of Diet members to speak with a representative who worked on Taiwan’s campaign for marriage equality, to discuss recent Japanese legislation aimed at protecting LGBTQ peo…


2023 Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation Grand Prize Winners’ Study Tour

November 6–10, 2023 | Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Saitama, Japan

Ten representatives from organizations across  five countries in Asia who had received a grand prize as part of our Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation (HAPI) travelled to Japan for a weeklong st…


31st Korea-Japan Forum

August 30–September 1, 2023 | Seoul

The 31st Korea-Japan Forum, held in Seoul, brought together participants to discuss domestic political shifts and bilateral relations, economic and security issues facing the two countries, and the la…


Diet Roundtable | Defending Universal Values in the Indo-Pacific Region: Japan's Role Post-Hiroshima Summit

July 26, 2023 | Tokyo

JCIE brought together a group of Diet members to meet with Derek Mitchel, President, National Democratic Institute, to discuss defending human rights and universal values in the Pacific as a follow-up…

Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force Recommendations for Promoting Global Solidarity Towards a More Resilient Health System

Hiroshima G7 Task Force: Recommendations for Promoting Global Solidarity Towards a More Resilient Health System

April 5, 2023 | Online

JCIE co-hosted a special webinar with Pandemic Action Network (PAN), and the University of Tokyo’s Institute for Future Initiatives to discuss JCIE’s Hiroshima G7 Global Health Task Force recommendati…


Democracy for the Future | March 2023 Diet Roundtable

March 29, 2023 | Tokyo

JCIE brought together a group of leaders in the field to discuss how the international community should address human rights violations and expectations for the G7, which Japan was hosting later that…


JCIE Staff Conduct Site Visit to Aging-Related Organizations in South Korea

March 21–24, 2023 | Busan and Hadong, South Korea

Members of the aging program team from JCIE traveled to South Korea for a series of site visits and meetings in Busan and the rural province of Hadong, where the team learned how the rapid declining b…


FGFJ Seminar | Game Changers—Japanese Innovations in Combatting Infectious Diseases

March 1, 2023 | Tokyo & Online

The Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), in collaboration with the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), will held a public seminar, “Game Changers: Japanese Innovation in Combatt…


Trilateral Commission | 2022 Asia Pacific Group Regional Meeting

November 20, 2022 | Tokyo

The Asia Pacific Group of the Trilateral Commission held its annual regional meeting in Tokyo, gathering leaders from around the globe to promote dialogue on key issues facing the international commun…


AHWIN Forum on Harnessing the Power of Technology for Healthy Aging in Asia

November 8, 2022 | Tokyo & Online

The 2022 AHWIN Forum focused on regional efforts to translate data and innovations into better policies, products, and programs for healthy aging and care for older persons, and discussed best practic…


Interviews from the Sunnylands Initiative Retreat

August 1–2, 2022 | Odawara, Japan

At the second meeting of the Sunnylands Initiative on Enhancing Democratic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific region in Japan, select participants shared their thoughts on key issues concerning democracy…


30th Korea-Japan Forum

August 18 and 24–26, 2022 | Tokyo

The 30th Korea-Japan Forum, held in Tokyo, brought together participants to discuss domestic political shifts and bilateral relations, economic and security issues facing the two countries, and the la…


FGFJ Diet Task Force Members Submit Letter Asking Japanese Government for Strong Pledge to the Global Fund

August 3, 2022 | Online

Summary of a meeting between members of the FGFJ Diet Task Force and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to submit a letter requesting Japan’s contribution to the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment.


Second Sunnylands Initiative Retreat Hosted in Japan

August 1–2, 2022 | Odawara, Japan

Responding to the urgent need to address the threats to democracy in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world, JCIE convened the second meeting of the Sunnylands Initiative on Enhancing Democratic…


Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing

July 20, 2022 | Bangkok, Thailand

JCIE staff participated in the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing to discuss progress on the action plan and…

PUBLICATIONS


AHWIN Papers No. 4: Disaster Preparedness for Aging Populations—Lessons from Japan

Dr. Hiroko Okuda and Dr. Jun Tomio

February 2024

The fourth publication in the “AHWIN Papers” series examines Japan’s actions to improve disaster preparedness to better safeguard the country’s aging population.


Japan Elderly Care Services Drawing Interest from Thailand, Other Asian Nations

Etsuo Kono

February 8, 2024

“In early November, three older people with dementia were cleaning a park in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. A group of nine visitors from Thailand, Vietnam, China and Singapore observed the way the th…


Beware the US-Japan Alliance China Gap

August 2023

Amid the intensifying rivalry between the United States and China, Japan finds itself in an increasingly delicate situation, caught between its security guarantor and its leading economic partner. As…


AHWIN Papers No. 3: The Path to Community-Based Integrated Care

Tomoko Sakota

April 2022

The third publication in the “AHWIN Papers” series covers Japan’s transition to community-based integrated care to address the challenges of its older population.


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 14 | Essential Medical Products during a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC): Public Funding for R&D and Internationally Equitable Access to Its Results

Yasushi Katsuma

March 11, 2022

This article considers such questions as why the global disparity in access has occurred, whether international efforts to close those gaps have been successful, and what is needed for a fundamental s…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 15 | Financing Mechanisms for Health Security — Challenges and Lessons for the Future

Haruka Sakamoto

March 11, 2022

This policy brief discusses contributions to the WHO Contingency Fund for Emergencies since it was established in 2015.


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 12 | Can the ACT Accelerator Achieve Truly Fair and Equitable Access to COVID-19 Tools?

Yoshitaka Nishino

March 10, 2022

This paper discusses ACT-A as a potential tool to ensure fair and equitable access to healthcare, through inclusive, democratic, and transparent decision making.


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 13 | The Significance and Challenges of Public-Private Partnership in Global Health Cooperation

Motoko Seko

March 10, 2022

This article examines the significance and challenges of public-private partnership in global health and explores multistakeholder relationships for effective global health cooperation in the post-COV…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 10 | Synergies between Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Health Security

Haruka Sakamoto

February 14, 2022

This brief outlines the PPR and health systems that many countries considered to be the gold standard that they should be aiming for, and how they turned out to be completely powerless in the face of…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 9 | Global Health Administration and Maritime Transport: The Significance and Limitations of the World Health Organization System

Yurika Ishii

February 14, 2022

This policy brief examines the significance and limitations of the WHO system in the regulation of maritime transportation and indicates challenges for the future.


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 8 | Global Health Administration and Maritime Transport: Port State Authority and the Issue of Crew Change for Vessels in Port

Kentaro Nishimoto

February 4, 2022

This paper discusses how to create a better international system for maritime traffic based on the experiences gained in responding to COVID-19, given such events as the outbreak of COVID-19 infection…


The China Challenge and US-Japan Relations under Fumio Kishida

December 2021

Japan’s new Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, passed his first test and guided the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to victory in the Lower House election on October 31, less than one month after he…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 6 | A Review of Challenges and Options for International Sharing of Pathogens and Related Information in Pandemic Response

Makiko Matsuo

December 1, 2021

This policy brief addresses the issues and options of international frameworks on sharing of pathogens and GSD based on the review of existing literature and other sources.


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 5 | The Scope and Limitations of a Pandemic Treaty—The Roles of the IHR, Proposed Framework Convention, and Other International Mechanisms

Hideaki Shiroyama

November 30, 2021

This brief considers a wide range of options for international frameworks, from IHR revision to the adoption of a convention or other mechanism based on Article 19 of the WHO Constitution, or other mu…


Japan's Global Health Strategy in the Post–COVID-19 Era Vol. 4 | COVID-19 as a National Crisis: How Can We Prepare for Future Multiple, Simultaneous Outbreaks?

Kayo Takuma

November 29, 2021

This article deciphers the question: why has it been so difficult to mount a cooperative response to COVID-19? Additionally, it discusses how we can prepare a robust response to the next crisis, and d…