UPCOMING WEBINAR | Disaster Preparedness and Response for Aging Populations

JCIE and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) will co-host a webinar on how national and local government and communities can better prepare and respond to disasters, particularly in light of the impact of climate change.

US Congressional Staff Exchange | 2024 Delegation

The 2024 US Congressional Staff Exchange Program gave 7 Congressional staffers the chance to travel Japan, where they met with Japanese leaders across politics, media, and academia.

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.'”

Health Minister of Malawi Speaks to FGFJ’s Diet Task Force on Climate and Health

On April 18, Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) held its 38th Diet Task Force meeting featuring H.E. Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, the Minister of Health of Malawi. The meeting was attended by twelve Diet members, joined by representatives from Malaria No More US and Malaria No More Japan who had invited the Health Minister […]

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.

Bilateral Policy Dialogues

In the 1980s and 1990s, JCIE/Japan launched a number of annual policy dialogues that brought together leaders from various sectors to discuss the key domestic, bilateral, and international issues of the day.

2024 Japanese Young Political Leaders Delegation to US

The 2024 US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program brought the 30th Japanese delegation to the US, providing an opportunity for them to meet and engage in discussions with government officials, political campaign committees, policy experts, and business representatives.

JCIE Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ)

JCIE is delighted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) initiative, which encourages multisectoral collaboration and support for the work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund).  Former Prime Minister Yoshio Mori announced its launch at the “Human Security Challenges of AIDS an Communicable Disease in Asia” conference co-hosed […]

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.

Expanding Support for Democratic Governance

In 2018, JCIE launched a multi-pronged initiative to explore and expand Japan’s support for democratic governance based on the values of liberty, accountability, the rule of law, and individual dignity and empowerment. The initiative is designed to engage Japanese leaders in dialogue with domestic and overseas experts on strengthening the building blocks of democratic governance in Asia and elsewhere.