"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)
"Wakamiya's Review From Tokyo—A Lesson From the Forgery of Official Letters" by JCIE Senior Fellow Yoshibumi Wakamiya, Dong-A Ilbo (May 14, 2015)
"'Human Touch' Key To U.S.-Japan Ties: Lessons From Tom Foley and Other Key Figures" by James Gannon, Asahi Shimbun (April 23, 2015)
"Caregiver Trainee Program Coming Up Short, But Options On Table Also Daunting" JCIE's Toshihiro Menju featured in the Japan Times (April 19, 2015)
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.
In this report, JCIE's Dr. Atsuko Geiger finds that the massive disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 triggered a flurry of US-Japan grassroots exchanges that have had a surprisingly large impact on bilateral relations.
In the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, Japanese civil society, which had not been a particularly strong force in Tohoku in the past, stepped up to play an active role in the recovery and reconstruction process.
The breadth of the US philanthropic response was extraordinary, and it demonstrates the depth of the grassroots ties linking the two countries.
Monthly updates on Japan's disaster recovery, highlighting media articles, reports, and events from around the world.