Founded in 1970, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization
dedicated to strengthening Japan's role in international networks
of dialogue and cooperation.

  • Public Seminar on "The US Election and Social Diversity"—register now [form in Japanese only] (Tokyo, June 29)
  • Inaugural Meeting: Korea–Japan Strategic Dialogue (Tokyo, June 8–10)
  • Seminar on “Creating Opportunity through a More Inclusive Society—keynote speech by Wendy Cutler and other videos now available online (May 31)
  • Report: “Protecting Human Security: Proposals for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in Japan (English | 日本語)—Working Group Recommendations Published in the Lancet (May 21)
  • Conference: Japan’s Evolving Defense Policy and US-Japan Security Cooperation: Expectations versus Reality (Tokyo, May 19)
  • Welcome Reception in Honor of Leaders from the National Diet of Japan (Washington DC, May 3)
  • Rediscovering Common Bonds among Japan, China, and Korea Seminar: "Talking with America about China-Japan-Korea Relations" (Tokyo, May 12)
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    JCIE in the Media

    JCIE Managing Director Toshihiro Menju quoted in Japan Times article, "Japan’s Foreign Workers Policy Riddled with Contradictions, Says Lawmaker” (May 12, 2016)

    "Japan's Population Is Plunging, So Where Are the Babies?,” Sally Herships (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Marketplace (April 20, 2016)

    "Post-Abe: Back to the Future for Japan,” James Gannon & Ryo Sahashi, Asia Unbound & The National Interest (February 29, 2016)

    "Japan's Vision for the East Asian Security Order" by JCIE Research Associate Ryo Sahashi, East Asia Forum (February 23, 2016)

    "Shidoryoku o Motomete"Book review of JCIE publication Looking for Leadership: The Dilemma of Political Leadership in Japan, Mainichi Shimbun (February 17, 2016)

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    JCIE Publications & Reports
    Health, Resilience, and Human Security: Moving Toward Health for All

    This JCIE-PAHO joint report outlines what a human security approach is and how to build and sustain health resilience at individual, community, and institutional levels as a path toward health for all.

    Enhancing US-Japan Cooperation on Humanitarian Responses

    Key lessons and policy recommendations from a joint Diet-NGO leaders’ exchange to improve US-Japan partnership in humanitarian and development assistance.

    Looking for Leadership: The Dilemma of Political Leadership in Japan

    This volume explores the obstacles facing Japan as it looks for greater leadership and explains why this matters for the rest of the world.

    Asia on the Move: Regional Migration and the Role of Civil Society

    At a time when the world is grappling with a refugee crisis, JCIE’s new volume analyzes migration trends and policies in Asia and explores the role of civil society in protecting migrants in the region.

    Navigating Change: ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership in East Asia and in Global Governance

    Prepared for the Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Meetings this book proposes ways in which strategic partnership between ASEAN and Japan can both contribute to a more stable and prosperous East Asia and help support more effective global governance.

    3.11 Insider Newsletter

    Monthly updates on Japan's disaster recovery, highlighting media articles, reports, and events from around the world.

    JCIE Digital Library