Defending Universal Values in the Indo-Pacific—The Roles of Japan and the G7 Summit

JCIE hosted a public symposium in the lead up to Japan hosting the G7 Summit in Hiroshima to deepen discussions on the role Japan should fulfill in defending universal values and a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific

Interviews from the Sunnylands Initiative Retreat

At the second meeting of the Sunnylands Initiative on Enhancing Democratic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific region in Japan, select participants shared their thoughts on key issues concerning democracy in the region in a series of short video clips.

Second Sunnylands Initiative Retreat Hosted in Japan

Responding to the urgent need to address the threats to democracy in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world, JCIE convened the second meeting of the Sunnylands Initiative on Enhancing Democratic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific (Sunnylands Initiative) on August 1-3, 2022 in Tokyo and Odawara, Japan

The Role of Civil Society and the Next Generation for the Future of Democracy

JCIE’s Democracy for the Future Program hosted an online international conference to explore the role of civil society and the next generation for the future of democracy.

WEBINAR | Enhancing Democratic Partnership in Asia

In the lead-up to President Biden’s Summit for Democracy, JCIE organized a webinar on December 7 that convened over 40 Asia-Pacific experts to discuss how to enhance democratic partnership in the region. The event was held as part of the International IDEA’s Global Democracy Coalition Forum to bring more diverse voices into the Summit conversation […]

Democracy for the Future | CSO Roundtable on Japan’s Support in Addressing the Global Crisis for Democracy and Human Rights

JCIE hosted a roundtable which brought together participants from a variety of Japanese and international CSOs to discuss what kind of support is needed from japan to support democracy and human rights.

Democracy for the Future | Roundtable on Shared Values in Asian Led Efforts to Defend and Support Democracy

JCIE brought together a group of leaders in the field to discuss the question of shared values in Asian led efforts to support and defend democracy

Webinar | Building Partnerships and Cooperation to Support Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific

As part of our program on Democratic Governance, JCIE hosted a webinar to discuss the “Sunnylands Principles on Enhancing Democratic Partnerships in the Indo-Pacific Region.” Over 50 people attended the discussion, which focused on the challenges to democracy and the international order that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the […]

Democracy for the Future | Meeting of Civil Society Leaders on COVID-19 and Challenges to Democratic Values

JCIE brought together a group of civil society leaders for an online discussion on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for civil society and the challenges it might pose to democratic values in Asia.

Democracy for the Future | Our Role, Japan’s Role—Thought Leaders Seminar

Twenty-five thought leaders from Japan met with the president of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (USA) for discussions on the state of democracy and democracy assistance.