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.

Korea-Japan Forum | 17th Meeting

This meeting, which gathered roughly 50 experts, was held in Seoul and focused on recent developments in each country and how the two countries could work together to address critical shared concerns.

APAP | Seoul Forum 2009

Held in Seoul on November 29–30, 2009, the 15th Forum brought the 2009 APAP project team together to discuss papers under the theme of “Regional Community Building and the Global Agenda: The Impact of Changing US Policy on the Emerging East Asia Community.”

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange | 2009 US Delegation to Japan

The 2009 US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program provided US state and local officials with an opportunity to visit Tokyo, Kanagawa, Hyogo, Kyoto to meet and engage in discussions with policymakers, nonprofit organizations, business leaders, and prefectural officials.

Japanese-German Forum | 18th Forum

In November 2009, the 18th German-Japan Forum brought together representatives from various fields in both countries to discuss the future of Japan-German relations and the common challenges faced by the two countries.

Roundtable on Role of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Multisectoral Partnership

Mr. Todd Summers, senior program officer for global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke at a roundtable in Tokyo organized by JCIE, entitled “Role of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Multisectoral Partnership,” on October 22, 2009.

Seminar and Roundtable on US-Japan Cooperation on Global Health

Dr. Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine and former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, visited Tokyo to speak at a seminar organized by JCIE on ways in which the new governments in the United States and Japan could reshape bilateral cooperation on global health issues, stressing important relationships with both the private sector and the developing world.

East Asia Insights | Japan Under the DPJ

This issue discusses the results of the August 30th general election, which brought a surprising LDP defeat, and the implications of this dramatic change for Japan’s domestic politics and foreign policy.

Global Health Roundtable | Human Resource Development and the Future of Africa

On July 14, 2009, Professor Miriam K. Were, first laureate of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Award, visited Tokyo for a series of meetings with global health experts and a roundtable with Japanese leaders from various sectors. Professor Were is chairperson of the Kenyan National AIDS Control Council and co-founder and chairperson of the UZIMA Foundation of Kenya.

East Asia Insights | The North Korea Nuclear Crisis: Five Guiding Principles

This edition of East Asia Insights analyzes five guiding principles for approaching the North Korea nuclear crisis; these include recognizing North Korea as a nuclear state, policy consistency among the five nations, and a negotiated settlement.