Mainichi OpEd Quotes JCIE’s Menju, Says Japan Is Now an Immigrant Nation

“This rigid focus on accepting foreigners as a mere labor resource adjusting valve risks compromising human rights. Moreover, half-hearted integration policies and Japanese language education may exacerbate societal divisions.
The JCIE’s Menju says, ‘Japan is no longer in any position to treat immigration as taboo. The government must make its basic stance on this clear.'”

Sustained and Strategic Investments Needed for US-Japan Collaboration

This piece by JCIE executive director Kazuyo Kato and board member Susan Berresford highlights the need to continue investing in promoting intellectual exchange between Japan and the US to foster a new generation of leaders who can maintain the strength of the US-Japan alliance.

JCIE Publication | Empowering Our Future—A Path Toward Women’s Leadership in Politics, STEM, and Beyond

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Report on the findings from the 2023 US-Japan Women Leaders Dialogue, which featured a visit to the US by six Japanese political and business leaders to discuss US-Japan and international relations, women in politics, and ways to empower women to pursue and succeed in STEM fields.

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

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

“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 three, who receive the services of a nearby daycare center, were contributing to their community. The visitors included representatives of civil society organizations that provide support for the elderly. The Japan Center for International Exchange, which aims to help other Asian countries in dealing with issues related to population aging, was among the organizations that invited the visitors to learn about Japan’s elderly care services.”

Global Health Multistakeholder Dialogue Recommendations to the G7 2024

FULL REPORT (EN) The final report of the Global Health Multistakeholder Dialogue: From Hiroshima to Puglia has been released.  This report is a culmination of the independent, nonstate actor-led process of the Global Health Multistakeholder Dialogue with the goal to: review the progress of the G7’s past commitments to global health issues including antimicrobial resistance […]

The Road to UHC: The GFF’s Catalytic Role in Supporting PHC Toward the Achievement of UHC

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This report provides a overview of the Global Financing Facility (GFF)’s role in supporting primary health care (PHC) toward the goal of achieving universal health coverage (UHC), as well as examples from three country cases: Cote d’Ivoire, Viet Nam, and Tajikistan.

JCIE/Japan’s Toshihiro Menju Writes on Japan’s Immigration Policy

“At a recent event…, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio told attendees that, ‘we must imagine a society in which we can live together with foreigners’ in light of Japan’s demographic decline. The prime minister should also explain to the Japanese people in a concrete and clear manner that coexistence with foreigners is essential for Japan’s future. […]

East Asia Insights | Beware the US-Japan Alliance China Gap

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 a staunch
ally of the United States, Japan is committed to reinforcing the alliance framework to deter unilateral
changes to the status quo and uphold regional stability.

JCIE Managing Director Toshihiro Menju Speaks on Japan’s Foreign Technical Trainee Program

“An organization that supports foreign technical trainees in Japan says it received more than 23,000 complaints in fiscal 2021. This comes amid reports about various problems, such as trainees not being paid or being unjustly dismissed. Japan has a program for trainees from developing countries. The individuals are able to learn about technology and acquire […]