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ROUNDTABLE | Discussion with US Congressional Staff on Priorities of the 118th Congress

December 15, 2022 | Washington DC

JCIE/USA hosted a luncheon discussion with alumni of our US-Japan Congressional Staff Exchange Program, to share their thoughts on what to expect from the 118th Congress following the 2022 midterm ele…

Diet Women's Study Group | 6th Meeting

January 21, 2020 | Tokyo

Nobuo Tanaka, chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and former executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), met with the Diet Women’s Study Group to discuss Japan’s energy security…

UK-Japan 21st Century Group | 36th Conference

September 6–8, 2019 | London and Cantebury

The 36th annual meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group convened in London and Cantebury at the height of a dramatic period in the Brexit saga as Prime Minister Boris Johnson had just announced pla…

UK-Japan 21st Century Group | 33rd Conference

October 6–9, 2016 | Tokyo

The 33rd annual meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group convened in Japan on October 6–9. The group held discussions on a broad range of issues that affect the two countries and their relationship.

UK-Japan 21st Century Group | 32nd Conference

September 3–6, 2015 | London and Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire, UK

The 32nd annual meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group convened in London and Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire, on September 3–6, 2015. A total of 34 senior Japanese and British leaders engaged in a ser…

23rd Japanese-German Forum

November 5–6, 2014 | Berlin

The 23rd Japanese-German Forum brought together more than three dozen business leaders, policy experts, and politicians. In their Berlin meeting, they discussed the current domestic trends in Germany…

21st Japanese-German Forum

November 6–7, 2012 | Berlin

The 21st Japanese-German Forum brought 37 participants from the two countries together in Berlin. The discussions focused on the new agenda and policies in each country in the context of their respect…

20th Japanese-German Forum

October 4–5, 2011 | Tokyo

The 20th Japanese–German Forum was held on October 4–5, 2011, bringing 36 participants from both countries together in Tokyo. During the forum, the participants discussed key issues pertinent to the b…

Strengthening Nongovernmental Contributions to Regional Security Cooperation | Tokyo Workshop

January 18–19, 2010 | Tokyo

On January 18–19, 2010, the participants gathered in Tokyo for a workshop to discuss initial findings of a project examining (1) the roles of civil society in enhancing regional security cooperation,…

18th Japanese-German Forum

November 4–6, 2009 | Tokyo

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…

Managing China-Japan-US Relations and Strengthening Trilateral Cooperation | Honolulu Workshop

March 12–13, 2009 | Honolulu, Hawaii

In 2007, JCIE launched a study and dialogue project aimed at developing a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of the China-Japan-US trilateral relationship. The participants met for the third…

UK-Japan 21st Century Group | 25th Conference

February 19–22, 2009 | Japan

Twenty-eight British and Japanese leaders took part in the 25th UK-Japan 21st Century Group forum, which was held in Japan on February 19–22.

17th Japanese-German Forum

November 25–26, 2008 | Berlin

The 17th Japanese-German Forum was held in Berlin on November 25–26, 2008. The thirty-five participants in the forum gathered to discuss political and economic trends within Japan and Germany and oppo…

Managing China-Japan-US Relations and Strengthening Trilateral Cooperation | Beijing Workshop

June 28–30, 2008 | Beijing

In 2007, JCIE launched a study and dialogue project aimed at developing a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of the China-Japan-US trilateral relationship. This second workshop took place in…

US-China-Japan Trilateral Conference

January 6–8, 2008 | Beijing

On January 6–8, 2008, nearly 30 senior policy experts from China, Japan, and the United States gathered in Beijing for the Fourth US-Japan-China Trilateral Conference.


Toilet Power: Toyota Is Using Sewage Sludge to Power Its New Electric Car

Taylor Wofford

September 20, 2016

Hydrogen fuel cell cars could help solve the global warming crisis, but nobody wants to buy them. But Toyota thinks it may have found a solution. For unlimited clean energy, it’s turning to one of the…

Flush, then Fill Up: Japan Taps Sewage to Fuel Hydrogen-Powered Cars

Julie Makinen

July 31, 2016

When Mutsuro Yuji, chief of the central sewage plant in Fukuoka, first heard about the idea of making hydrogen from biogas — the combination of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the breakdown of…

Citizen Science Takes on Japan's Nuclear Establishment

Julie Makinen

July 27, 2016

As other Tokyo office workers poured into restaurants and bars at quitting time one recent evening, Kohei Matsushita went to the eighth floor of a high-rise for an unusual after-hours activity: learni…

How Japan Pushes Coal on the World

Darius Dixon

August 12, 2015

While the U.S. backs away from its dirtiest power source, its closest ally in Asia is building, selling and financing coal plants worldwide.

Asia and Europe: The Necessity for Cooperation

Karl Kaiser, ed.


This book summarizes the work of Council for Asia-Europe Cooperation (CAEC) task forces and reviews the role of Asia-Europe cooperation in the contemporary world.

Asia and Europe: Cooperating for Energy Security

François Godement, Françoise Nicolas, and Taizo Yakushiji, eds.


This book examines the strategic implications of the energy security choices of Asia and Europe, compares existing and potential schemes for regional cooperation, and defines areas for interregional c…

Rethinking Energy Security in East Asia

Paul B. Stares, ed.

December 2000

Leading experts from Japan, Russia, China, the US, South Korea, Taiwan, and Malaysia analyze various energy security issues; examples include the “classical” energy security questions of supply and de…

Old Issues, New Responses

Nishihara Masashi, ed.

October 1998

Six Japanese scholars examine Japan’s foreign and security policy options for the 21st century and present new policy proposals, in hopes to improve Sino-Japanese political relations, rectify Japan’s…

Challenges and Opportunities in US-Japan Relations

By United States–Japan Advisory Commission

September 1984

This report focuses on the Japan-US relationship in a changing international environment.

Japan-United States Economic Relations Group/Background Papers

Japan-United States Economic Relations Group

April 1981

This volume is a compilation of background papers prepared for the Japan–US Economic Relations Group, which made two reports to the president of the United States and the prime minister of Japan on fa…