As the challenges facing Japan and the international community become increasingly complex, there is a growing need for coordination and cooperation among diverse sectors of society, both domestically and internationally. Drawing on more than four decades of experience in bringing together policymakers, researchers, business leaders, and civil society leaders from around the world, JCIE works to lead cross-sectoral initiatives to respond to a range of complex global issues.
Through a wide range of activities, JCIE undertakes policy research on effective human security approaches to global health issues, works to encourage Japan to take a leadership role in promoting global health and human security, and facilitates international coordination on initiatives to strengthen health system and improve global health in developing countries.
JCIE operates the FGFJ, a private support group that engages leaders from politics, government, business, academia, NGOs, and the media in the battle against deadly communicable diseases and that promotes a greater understanding of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Following the 3/11 disaster, JCIE mobilized to support the disaster response by advising overseas humanitarian organizations, disseminating information about the response, helping to coordinate between overseas donors and nonprofits on the ground in Japan, and researching the lessons for future disaster relief efforts.