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Resilience and Partnerships: 3/11 Four Years Later

In conjunction with the 4th anniversary of Japan’s 3/11 disaster, JCIE announces a new series of reports on the disaster response.


  • Seminar on "Strengthening Civil Society Ties after 3/11: Lessons from the US-Japan Experience" (Washington DC, March 20)
  • Seminar on "Rediscovering Common Bonds among Japan, China, and Korea: Interacting Culture" (Tokyo, March 16)
  • Azabu Global Salon roundtable on Japan's Global Health Diplomacy—with JCIE Senior Fellow Keizo Takemi (Tokyo, February 10)
  • Researchers Meeting: Managing Movements of People for Security and Prosperity in East Asia—Roles of Civil Society (Tokyo, February 1–2, 2015)
  • February Issue of 3.11 Insider Newsletter (February 1)
  • Prince Mahidol Award Conference Side Event on "Promoting More Sustainable and Equitable UHC: Proposals to the G7 2016 in Japan" (Bangkok, January 28)
  • Previous activities...

    Special Initiatives

    Social Media
    Japan Center for International Exchange

    3/11 Disaster Relief & Recovery Program

    Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ)

    JCIE in the Media

    "International Philanthropy and Disasters in Developed Countries: The US Response to Japan's 3.11 Disaster" By James Gannon (July 2014)

    "East Asia Regional Cooperation on Global Health" By Susan Hubbard in CFR's Asia Unbound blog (June 30, 2014)

    "Celebrating Community Health Workers: A Look Back To 2013" By Maya Wedemeyer (JCIE) and Sarah Zimmerman (April 12, 2014)

    "Help From Abroad" JCIE's Toshihiro Menju on NHK World's Newsline (April 11, 2014)

    JCIE Publications & Reports
    East Asia Insights
    Bolstering East Asian Cooperation 70 Years On
    (February 2015)

    EAI 10-1

    As we pause 70 years on to reflect on the devastation of World War II, we must take this moment as an opportunity to renew regional cooperation.

    Strategic Assistance: Regional Reactions and Geopolitical Challenges (November 2014)
    EAI 8-4

    The second report from a collaborative research project with the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) on alliance-based approaches to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) operations in the region.

    Civil Society Monitor
    Can Japan Welcome Immigrants? A Shrinking Population Spurs a Growing Debate
    (October 2014)

    EAI 8-4

    Toshihiro Menju explores the shifts in Japan's discourse on immigration issues and the role civil society will need to play in the future.

    Beyond 2015: ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership for Democracy, Peace, and Prosperity in Southeast Asia
    EAI 8-3

    CSIS Jakarta and JCIE are releasing a new publication that offers recommendations for ASEAN-Japan cooperation in the economic, political and security, and socio-cultural realms.

    A Growing Force: Civil Society's Role in Asian Regional Security
    A Growing Force: Civil Society's Role in Asian Regional Security

    Authors from around the Asia Pacific examine the growing role of NGOs in five areas—piracy, disaster relief, human trafficking, health, and climate change.

    3.11 Insider Newsletter

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

    JCIE Digital Library