For more than five decades, JCIE has been promoting closer working relations between Japanese and American political leaders. We believe that building greater amity and understanding among a broad swath of leaders is vital to ensuring a stable and peaceful future for the world. In 1968, we established the US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program, which is now the oldest bilateral exchange program between members of the US Congress and the Japanese Diet. Since then, we have organized additional political exchange programs involving Congressional staff and young state and local legislators. 

JCIE also involves political leaders in a wide range of research and dialogues—from comparative research projects on the policymaking process and the roles of parliaments, to task forces on global health, women’s empowerment, and other key issues.