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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3/11 Disaster Relief & Recovery Program

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JCIE in the Media
"Invite foreign interns to settle in Japan, think tank says" Japan Times cites JCIE's Toshihiro Menju (October 29, 2014)

"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
Strengthening US-Japan NGO Partnerships on Humanitarian Responses—Lessons from 3/11 (March 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.

US Giving for Japan's 2011 Disaster Totals $737 Million (March 2015)

The breadth of the US philanthropic response was extraordinary, and it demonstrates the depth of the grassroots ties linking the two countries.

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.

3.11 Insider Newsletter

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

JCIE Digital Library