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of dialogue and cooperation.

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JCIE in the Media

"Secrets of 'Three Brothers' of South Korea, China, Japan" by JCIE Senior Fellow Yoshibumi Wakamiya, Dong-A Ilbo (November 12, 2015)

"In Japan, Foreigners Increasingly Fill Workforce Gaps" by JCIE's Toshihiro Menju featured in Wall Street Journal (August 30, 2015)

JCIE Senior Fellow Yoshibumi Wakamiya receives 36th Ishibashi Tanzan Award for his book “Sengo 70-nen—hoshu no Ajia kan" (August 25, 2015)

"How Japan Pushes Coal on the World" Article by JCIE Journalism Fellow Darius Dixon in Politico (August 12, 2015)

"Why Is PM Abe Avoiding Immigration Policy?—Local Governments Facing Declining Populations Raise Their Voices" JCIE Symposium featured in Gendai Business article by Tomoyuki Isoyama; Japanese only (June 3, 2015)

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JCIE Publications & Reports
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.


Proactive Diplomacy for Peace Under Japan’s New Security Legislation (October 2015)

After the passage of landmark security legislation, JCIE Senior Fellow Hitoshi Tanaka argues that Japan now must pursue more proactive diplomacy.


Preparing for Future Disasters: Strategic Assistance and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

This report argues that the United States and Japan need to elevate humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) operations to be a key component of their combined regional security strategy.


Strengthening US-Japan NGO Partnerships on Humanitarian Responses: Lessons from 3/11

The result of a two-year study to assess the track record of international partnerships on the 3/11 response, how each side perceived the other, and what can be done to improve international NGO partnerships.


3.11 Insider Newsletter

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





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