Diet Roundtable | Policy Dialogue for Advancing LGBT Rights and Equality in Japan

JCIE brought together a group of Diet members to speak with a representative who worked on Taiwan’s campaign for marriage equality, to discuss recent Japanese legislation aimed at protecting LGBTQ people

Diet Roundtable | Defending Universal Values in the Indo-Pacific Region: Japan’s Role Post-Hiroshima Summit

JCIE brought together a group of Diet members to meet with Derek Mitchel, President, National Democratic Institute, to discuss defending human rights and universal values in the Pacific as a follow-up to the Hiroshima G7 Summit.

Diet Roundtable | Japan’s Role in Defending Democracy in the Indo-Pacific Region

JCIE brought together a group of leaders in the field to discuss how the international community should address human rights violations and expectations for the G7, which Japan was hosting later that year.

Democracy for the Future | Diet Roundtable with NED Vice President Brian Joseph

National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Vice President Brian Joseph spoke about the role of nongovernmental organizations such as the NED in supporting democracies to a group of 15 Diet members as well as six staff from Diet offices. The group discussed a wide range of topics in relation to democracy support and the state of democracy in Asia, including challenges with Myanmar’s democratization process, challenges surrounding the situation in Hong Kong, and Japan’s role as the region faces setbacks to democracy.

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange | 2019 Japanese Diet Delegation to the US

The 2019 US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program brought the 30th delegation of Japanese diet members and parliamentarians to the US, where they met and engaged in discussions with members of Congress and their staff, journalists, and policy experts.

Expert–Diet Member Delegation to the United States to Discuss US-Japan Cooperation on Democracy Support

JCIE’s 30th Parliamentary Exchange Program featured a delegation that combined members of the Diet with experts in the field of democratic governance. The group traveled to the United States to explore the possibility of greater cooperation between Japan and the US on support for democratization.

Democracy for the Future | Diet Roundtable with Professor Andrew J. Nathan

Twenty-five thought leaders from Japan met with Professor Andrew Nathan for discussions on the state of democracy and democracy assistance.

Japan’s Support for the Liberal International Order | Diet Roundtable & Thought Leaders Seminar

JCIE organized a series of meetings on June 19–20 to explore Japan’s approach to supporting the liberal international order and democratic governance in Asia, including a roundtable with eight leading Diet members and a seminar with policy experts, government officials, journalists, and other opinion leaders.