JCIE continues its long tradition of leadership in promoting the development of a vibrant civil society. These activities aim to promote a broader understanding of civil society and philanthropy, strengthen civil society's role in governance in Japan and around the world, and create collaborative networks among civil society organizations worldwide as well as with government, business, and other sectors of society.
Civil Society and Philanthropy
A multinational study of how nongovernmental actors are contributing to security cooperation in East Asia in such areas as global health, piracy, disaster relief, climate change, and the movement of people.
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A two-year study and dialogue 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.
JCIE's occasional reports on developments in Japan's civil society.
3/11 Disaster Relief & Recovery Program
JCIE has been facilitating international collaboration to support Japanese civil society's response to the disaster in Tohoku and disseminating information on the response.
Forum: The Role of the Global Community in International Disaster Responses: Lessons from US-Japan Cooperation on 3/11
Forum to reflect on the response to Japan's 2011 tsunami and improve disaster philanthropy in the future.
Searchable database of approx. $1 billion in donations and grants.
The most comprehensive survey available of US giving for 3/11 disaster relief.
Monthly update on the recovery—articles, reports, and events from around the world.
Facilitation of Disaster-Related Philanthropy
JCIE has channeled or facilitated nearly $7 million in contributions for emergency relief and long-term recovery.
Other Related Activities
JCIE is conducting a study to examine the lessons that Japanese NGOs can draw from the US experience to expand their capacity and better engage in partnerships.
A fellowship program bringing American journalists to Japan to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese policymaking and the dynamics of US-Japan relations.
A study team of Japanese Diet members and NGO leaders visited the United States to learn how the United States and Japan can partner effectively on humanitarian responses and disaster assistance.
Policy research and dialogue on the implications of Japan's declining population for the way in which it accepts foreign workers and immigrants into its society.
An exchange program bringing Japanese journalists abroad to learn about how Japan can contribute to global health.
Symposium: Why Is Germany Accepting Syrian Refugees? Germany’s Experience and the Implications for Japan
A collaborative seminar with the Japan Association for Refugees on the current Syrian refugee crisis and lessons for Japan.