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

JCIE Managing Director Toshihiro Menju quoted in Japan Times article, "Japan’s Foreign Workers Policy Riddled with Contradictions, Says Lawmaker” (May 12, 2016)

"Japan's Population Is Plunging, So Where Are the Babies?,” Sally Herships (JCIE US-Japan Journalism Fellow), Marketplace (April 20, 2016)

"Post-Abe: Back to the Future for Japan,” James Gannon & Ryo Sahashi, Asia Unbound & The National Interest (February 29, 2016)

"Japan's Vision for the East Asian Security Order" by JCIE Research Associate Ryo Sahashi, East Asia Forum (February 23, 2016)

"Shidoryoku o Motomete"Book review of JCIE publication Looking for Leadership: The Dilemma of Political Leadership in Japan, Mainichi Shimbun (February 17, 2016)

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JCIE Publications & Reports
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.


Six Challenges for US-Japan Cooperation in Asia (February 2016)

JCIE Senior Fellow Hitoshi Tanaka lists six issues that carry the potential to undermine US-Japan cooperation in 2016.


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.


Asia on the Move: Regional Migration and the Role of Civil Society

At a time when the world is grappling with a refugee crisis, JCIE’s new volume analyzes migration trends and policies in Asia and explores the role of civil society in protecting migrants in the region.


Navigating Change: ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership in East Asia and in Global Governance

Prepared for the Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Meetings this book proposes ways in which strategic partnership between ASEAN and Japan can both contribute to a more stable and prosperous East Asia and help support more effective global governance.


3.11 Insider Newsletter

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





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