Regulatory Harmonization Task Force

In 2018, JCIE’s Executive Committee on Global Health and Human Security created a Task Force for Promoting Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Harmonization in Asia. The group, comprised of 15 experts from industry, academia, and government, seeks to formulate recommendations on how Japan could improve access to pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Asia.

JCIE/USA Executive Seminars

JCIE/USA held a series of executive seminars for the US-Japan business community in New York. Drawing on our extensive network of experts from the political and scholarly communities, these lively discussions provided unique perspectives and an interactive environment for our invited guests. A new series of executive programs has subsequently been launched.

Japan–South Korea Immigration Policy Exchange Program

Japan and South Korea are facing rapid increases in immigration, leading to the development of more multicultural and multiethnic societies. In November 2017, JCIE began a two-year program aiming to facilitate the exchange of opinions on societal and governmental policy proposals to empower immigrants living in both countries.

NGOs as Strategic Partners

JCIE conducted a series of studies and exchanges to examine the lessons that Japanese NGOs can draw from the US experience to expand their capacity and better engage in partnerships. As part of this project, a delegation of Japanese NGO leaders visited Washington DC for meetings with NGO leaders, government officials, and policy experts, and a major conference was held at the National Diet of Japan to discuss ways to strengthen NGO capacity.

Australia Parliamentary Fellowship

This program selects Japanese post-graduate students who have shown a strong interest in Australia-Japan relations for internships in the office of a member of Australia’s Parliament, where they conduct research under the guidance of an ANU professor. Fellows from Australia are also selected to intern in the Japanese Diet and carry out research with the support of a professor.

US-Japan Journalism Fellowship

JCIE’s US-Japan Journalism Fellowship brings American journalists to Japan to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese policymaking and the dynamics of US-Japan relations.

Health, Resilience, and the Added Value of the Human Security Approach

As part of the Global Health and Human Security Program, JCIE and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) have collaborated on a project to analyze case studies of how the human security approach is being implemented on the ground and how it can contribute to broader goals of health, resilience, and development.

JCIE Global Health Special Series

On December 16, JCIE and the government of Japan held a conference on universal health coverage (UHC) and the new development agenda. The following four blogs ran from December 12—also known as “UHC Day”—up until the start of the conference. In addition, a number of interviews here that were conducted with participants immediately following the conference.

Survey on Multiculturalism and Accepting Foreigners

JCIE conducted a survey of local Japanese governments as part of the Population Decline and a Vision for Accepting Foreigners into Japan Project.

Global Health Press Tour Program

In 2013, the Abe administration launched its Strategy on Global Health Diplomacy to promote efforts to achieve universal healthcare. JCIE’s Global Health and Human Security outreach program is offering the media opportunities to cover the state of healthcare in developing countries and allows journalists to report on the effects that investments in healthcare have on a country’s development.