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.

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JCIE in the Media

"In a Break from LDP, Kono Calls for Japan to Open Doors to Blue-Collar Foreign Workers," by Tomohiro Osaki, Nikkei Business, March 3, 2017

"Trump, Abe Talk Trade, Security"
Interview with James Gannon,, February 10, 2017

"Immersive Learning: A Haunted House in Japan Teaches Citizens Earthquake Preparedness," by Taylor Wofford (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Quartz, November 1, 2016

"Toilet Power: Toyota Is Using Sewage Sludge to Power its New Electric Car," by Taylor Wofford (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Quartz, September 20, 2016

"LBO Focus: Japan's Aging Population Burnishes Health Deals," by Laura Cooper (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Wall Street Journal, September 6, 2016 [subscription required]

"Dog Fights in Japan Are a Family Outing" by Taylor Wofford (2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Newsweek, September 1, 2016

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JCIE Publications & Reports
Report on the Impact of the Tiffany Foundation Award for the Preservation of Japanese Traditional Arts and Culture in Contemporary Society

A beautifully illustrated publication that highlights the awardees and assesses the impact of the program and the lessons learned.

How to Manage Geopolitical Instability in East Asia

How should East Asia respond to today's uncertain times, as the balance of regional power is shifting and anti-globalization and populist sentiment appear to be on the rise worldwide?

Investing in Global Health: Business Solutions for Achieving the SDGs

This report provides an overview of JCIE's G7 Kobe Health Ministers' Meeting side event on the role of corporations in achieving the G7 Ise-Shima Vision for Global Health.

Getting International Disaster Philanthropy Right: Lessons from Japan's 2011 Tsunami

JCIE analyzes successes and shortcomings in the US philanthropic response to 3/11 and offers lessons for the next time a disaster strikes.

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.

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.

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