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A Historical Chronology of JCIE

The 1980s: Policy Consultation/Domestic Outreach and Japan's Internationalization

1989

January 8–15

6th US Congressional Staff Delegation to Japan

January 28–30

1st Workshop of the Korea-Japan 21st Century Committee (Tokyo, Japan)

February 2–4

2nd Conference of the "Research Project on US-Japan Leadership" (Tokyo, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Atlantic Council and Bretton Woods Committee

February 5–10

Final Conference of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue—Phase 5 (Bangkok, Thailand)

February 26–March 4

1st National Council of World Affairs Organizations (NCWAO) Speakers Seminar Program in the United States

February 28–March 2

Project Workshop on "US Interests in the 1990s" (Tokyo, Japan)

Cosponsored with: American Assembly

March 10–13

5th Conference of the UK-Japan 2000 Group (Gotemba, Kanagawa Prefecture)

March 12-17

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 14th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

March 14–24

2nd National Council of World Affairs Organizations (NCWAO) Speakers Seminar Program in the United States

March 28–April 2

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 18th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

April 4–7

11th Europe-Japan "Hakone" Conference (Sardinia, Italy)

April 8–10

Trilateral Commission 20th Plenary Meeting (Paris, France)

April 12–14

2nd Workshop on "The Roles and Responsibilities of Japan and Germany in the International System" (Tokyo, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Aspen Berlin and Japan-German Center Berlin

April 24–25

Research Project on US-Japan Leadership: 3rd Conference (Washington DC)

Cosponsored with: Atlantic Council and Bretton Woods Committee

May 12–14

2nd Joint Meeting of the Korea-Japan 21st Century Committee (Tokyo, Japan)

May 19–21

5th Thai-Japan Conference (Fukuoka, Japan)

May 29–June 2

7th Tokyo Seminar on Government-Business Relations

Cosponsored with: Brookings Institution

June 2–16

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: 9th US Delegation to Japan

August 21–24

2nd Japan-US Partnership Forum (Gotemba, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Brookings Institution

November 4–5

Project on "US Interests in the 1990s" US Delegation Visit to Japan

Cosponsored with: American Assembly

November 10–11

2nd Workshop of the Korea-Japan 21st Century Committee (Seoul, Korea)

November 14–15

International Symposium "Becoming A Good Corporate Citizen in the American Communities—New Challenges for Japanese Corporations in an Interdependent World"

Cosponsored with: The Council of Better Corporate Citzenship and Keidanren (Japanese Federation of Economic Organizations)

November 23–25

3rd Joint Workshop: "The Roles and Responsibilities of Japan and Germany in the International System" (Berlin, Germany)

Cosponsored with: Aspen Berlin and Japan-German Center Berlin

November 26–28

12th Europe-Japan "Hakone" Conference (Ebenhausen, Germany)

December 2–9

1st American Jewish Committee Delegation to Japan

December 2–16

US-Japan Young Agricultural Community Leaders Project: Japanese Delegation Visit to the United States

1988

January 15–17

4th Conference of the UK-Japan 2000 Group (Elvetham Hall, Hampshire, UK)

January 18–24

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States to Study Energy Issues

February 7–14

5th US Congressional Staff Delegation to Japan


US Congressional delegation to Japan headed by House Majority Leader Tom Foley and Minority Leader Bob Michel.
February 8–11

Comparative Study 2nd Directors Meeting: "Politics of Economic Policymaking in Japan and the United States" (Tokyo and Oiso, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Brookings Institution

March 6–13

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 13th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

March 6–19

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: 8th US Delegation to Japan

March 20–23

1st Japan-US Partnership Forum (Washington DC)

Cosponsored with: Brookings Institution

April 5-10

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 17th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

April 9-11

Trilateral Commission 19th Plenary Meeting (Tokyo, Japan)


Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita welcomes 1988 Trilateral Commission plenary participants.
May 13–15

New Face Program and Interim Conference of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue—Phase 5: "Changes in the World Economy—Influence of Superpower Relations in Asia"

May 26–28

8th Korea-Japan Intellectual Exchange Conference (Seoul and Yongpyong, Korea)

May 30–June 3

6th Tokyo Seminar on Government-Business Relations

Cosponsored with: Brookings Institution

June 10–24

2nd National Council of World Affairs Organizations (NCWAO) Japan Study Tour

June 19–20

Survey and Workshop on "The Feasibility of a Documentation Center in the Japan-German Center Berlin"

Cosponsored with: Japan-German Center Berlin

June 20-22

1st Joint Workshop on "The Role and Responsibilities of Japan and Germany in the International System" (Berlin, Germany)

Cosponsored with: Aspen Berlin and Japan-German Center Berlin

August 12-13

1st Joint Meeting of the Korea-Japan 21st Century Committee—jointly established by the president and the prime minister in February (Seoul, Korea)

September 14–16

10th Europe-Japan "Hakone" Conference (Hakone, Japan)

September 21–October 2

Study Mission on Good Corporate Citizenship in the United States

Cosponsored with: Keidanren (Japan Federation of Economic Organizations)

October 27–November 11

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: 4th Japanese Delegation to the United States

November 28–29

1st Conference of the "Research Project on US-Japan Leadership" (Princeton, NJ)

Cosponsored with: Atlantic Council and Bretton Woods Committee

December 9–11

Symposium on "Social Changes in Japan and the United States and Its Impact on Bilateral Relations" (Oiso, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)

1987

January 16–17

3rd Conference of the UK-Japan 2000 Group (Gotemba, Japan)

February 1–15

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: 7th US Delegation to Japan


12th Diet delegation to the United States including future Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi (pictured on bottom right).
March 22–30

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 12th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

March 21–23

Trilateral Commission 18th Plenary Meeting (San Francisco, CA)

April 19–21

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 16th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

April 19–21

7th Japanese-American Assembly "Shimoda Conference" (Oiso, Japan)

June 1–6

5th Tokyo Seminar on Government-Business Relations

Cosponsored with: Brookings Institution

June 19–20

4th Thai-Japan Conference (Bangkok, Thailand)

September 13–19

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: Japan Socialist Party "Doi Mission" to the United States

September 25–30

Comparative Study 1st Directors Meeting: "Politics of Economic Policymaking in Japan and the United States"

Cosponsored with: Brookings Institution

November 1–4

3rd Japan Caravan in Europe

November 4–6

9th Europe-Japan "Hakone" Conference (Berlin, Germany)

November 5–19

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: 3rd Japanese Delegation to the United States

1986

January 13–18

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 15th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

February 2–16

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: The 6th US Delegation to Japan

February 10–13

2nd Conference of the UK-Japan 2000 Group (Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire, UK)

February 13–15

Aging Society Project US-Japan Conference: "National and International Implications of Population Aging" (Oiso, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Carnegie Corporation of New York and Former Members of Congress

February 23–25

Interim Conference of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue—Phase 4: "The Role of China and the GATT Trading System" (Hong Kong)

March 4-10

3rd Japan Caravan in Europe

March 30–April 5

4th US Congressional Staff Delegation to Japan

April 13–20

4th Study Mission of the Nelson Rockefeller Institute of Government: "Environmental Issues"

May 13–15

8th Hakone Conference (Berlin, Germany)

May 17–19

Trilateral Commission 17th Plenary Meeting (Madrid, Spain)

June 1–7

4th Tokyo Seminar on Government-Business Relations

Cosponsored with: Brookings Institution

September 1–12

1st National Council of World Affairs Organizations (NCWAO) Japan Study Tour

October 6–15

Study Mission on Good Corporate Citizenship in Europe

Cosponsored with: Keidanren (Japan Federation of Economic Organizations)

October 24–November 5

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: 2nd Japanese Delegation to the United States

October 26–28

Final Conference of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue - Phase 4 (Hakone, Japan)

November 27–29

2nd China-Japan Scholars Conference (Oiso, Japan)

1985

January 12–18

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 14th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

February 3–6

First Conference of the UK-Japan 2000 Group: jointly established by the prime ministers of Japan and the United Kingdom in January 1985 (Tokyo and Oiso, Japan)

February 17–24

Asia-Pacific Caravan in the United States

Cosponsored with: Asia Society

April 5–6

1st China-Japan Scholars Conference (Shunsan, China)

Cosponsred with: Chinese People's Insitute of Foreign Affairs

April 8–13

3rd US Congressional Staff Delegation to Japan

April 21–23

Trilateral Commission 16th Plenary Meeting (Tokyo)

May 10–11

3rd Thai-Japan Conference (Tokyo, Japan)

May 12–17

3rd Tokyo Seminar on Government-Business Relations

Cosponsored with: Brookings Institution

May 20–28

2nd Study Mission of the Nelson Rockefeller Institute of Government: "Public Finance Issues"

June 20–23

7th Korea-Japan Intellectual Exchange Conference (Oiso, Japan)

June 24–28

Seminar on "Forest Resources Policy in Asian Developing Countries" (Sapporo, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Agricultural Development Council (ADC) and National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)


Diet delegation visits Senator Max Baucus' ranch in Montana.
August 15–17

Comparative Studies of Labor in Japan and the United States: Honolulu Workshop

Cosponsored with: East-West Center and Former Members of Congress

August 24–September 7

3rd Study Mission of the Nelson Rockefeller Institute of Government: "Aging and Social Welfare"

September 12–15

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 11th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

October 17–19

Project on "Japan and the United States in a Changing Northeast Asia" (Hakone, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Asia Society

October 20-November 1

Chicago Council on Foreign Relations Study Mission on Japanese Agriculture

December 2–3

International Philanthropy Project Symposium: "Role of Philanthropy in International Cooperation"

1984

January 9–14

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 13th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

January 23–25

ASEAN-Japan Dialogue Conference—Phase 3 (Bangkok, Thailand)

February 12–18

2nd US Congressional Staff Delegation to Japan

April 1–3

Trilateral Commission 15th Plenary Meeting (Washington DC)

April 7–17

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: Japan Socialist Party Delegation "Ishibashi Mission" to the United States

April 7–14

2nd Tokyo Seminar on Government-Business Relations

Cosponsored with: Brookings Institution

April 19–22

6th Korea-Japan Intellectual Exchange Conference (Kyongju, Korea)

June 29–July 1

Final Conference of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue—Phase 3 (Oiso, Japan)

July 2–5

Hakone Conference: "Japan and the United States in a Changing Southeast Asia"

Cosponsored with: Asia Society

August 15–24

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 10th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

September 17

Submission of the United States-Japan Advisory Commission Report

October 11–19

2nd Japan Caravan in Europe

October 13–15

7th Europe-Japan "Hakone" Conference (Sardinia, Italy)

October 15–26

5th Caravan of Japanese speakers in the United States

Cosponsored with: Japan Society

November 12–22

1st Study Mission of the Nelson Rockefeller Institute of Government: "Productivity in the Public Sector"

1983

January 9–15

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 12th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

February 9–12

2nd workshop on the Role of the US Congress and the Japanese Diet in Foreign Policy Making (Honolulu, HI)

Cosponsored with: East-West Center (EWC) and Former Members of Congress (FMC)

 

March 12–20

1st Tokyo Seminar on Government-Business Relations

Cosponsored with: Brookings Institution

March 13–20

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 9th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

April 8–10

5th Korea-Japan Intellectual Exchange Conference (Hakone, Japan)

April 16–May 1

4th Caravan of Japanese speakers in the United States

Cosponsored with: Japan Society

April 17–19

Trilateral Commission 14th Plenary Meeting (Rome, Italy)

April 20–22

6th Japanese-American Assembly "Shimoda Conference" (Munich, Germany)

May 25–27

Planning Meeting of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue—Phase 3: "ASEAN and Japan—Exploring Complementarities" (Tokyo, Japan)

June 21–22

1st Joint Meeting of the United States-Japan Advisory Commission: jointly established by the president and the prime minister in Washington in DC in May. Joint meetings were also held in September 1983 in Airlie, Virginia, and in January 1984 in Tokyo and July 1984 in Maui, Hawaii.

July 11–14

Seminar on "Forestry Resources Management" (Los Baños, Philippines)

Cosponsored with: Agricultural Development Council (ADC) and National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)

September 1–4

6th Japanese-American Assembly "Shimoda Conference" (Airlie, Virginia)

1982

January 11–16

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 11th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

February 28–March 12

1st Japan Caravan in Europe

March 14–21

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 8th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

April 4–6

Trilateral Commission 13th Plenary Meeting (Tokyo, Japan)

May 21–23

Final Conference—Phase 2—of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue (Oiso, Japan)

May 24–27

Aspen Berlin Conference: "The 21st Century—Will It Be the Asian Century?" (Berlin, Germany)

June 22–26

Seminar: "Agricultural Mechanization" (Hangzhou and Beijing, China)

Cosponsored with: Agricultural Development Council (ADC) and National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)

June 26–July 11

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: 5th US Delegation to Japan

October 2–4

2nd Thai-Japan Conference (Bangkok, Thailand)

November 7–14

Launch of the US Congressional Staff Delegation to Japan

1981

January 7

US-Japan Economic Relations "Wisemen's" Group: Submission of the Report to the President and the Prime Minister


Congressional delegation, including future Vice President Al Gore (center), visits a manufacturing plant outside Tokyo.
January 11–17

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 10th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

February 11–14

1st Workshop on Comparative Studies of the US Congress and the Japanese Diet (Honolulu, HI)

Cosponsored with: East-West Center (EWC) and Former Members of Congress (FMC)

March 8–14

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 7th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

March 22–April 4

3rd Japan Caravan of Japanese speakers in the United States

Cosponsored with: Japan Society

March 29–31

Trilateral Commission 12th Plenary Meeting (Washington DC)

April 5–6

US-Japan Leadership Conference (Dallas,TX)

Cosponsored with: Japan Society

June 15–19

Seminar on "The Importance of 'By-Passed' Areas in Asian Economic Development" (Okinawa, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Agricultural Development Council (ADC) and National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)

July 4–5

4th Korea-Japan Intellectual Exchange Conference (Seoul, Korea)

July 20–August 3

International Philanthropy Project: Second Study Mission to Southeast Asia

August 11–13

Workshop on Chinese Foreign Relations (Tokyo, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Asia Society China Council

September 2–4

5th Japanese-American Assembly "Shimoda Conference" (Oiso, Japan)

October

Wisemen's Group: Submission of the Supplementary Report to the President and the Prime Minister

October 10–25

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: 4th US Delegation to Japan

December 2–16

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: 1st Japanese Delegation to the United States

December 4–6

Interim Conference of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue—Phase 2: "ASEAN-Japan Economic Relations—Trade Development and Investment" (Singapore)

1980


Congressional delegation meets with Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira. Pictured left to right—Bill Roth, Ohira, Thomas Foley, and Joel Pritchard.
January 14–18

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 9th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

January 19–20

4th Conference of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue Program—Phase 1: "Pan-Pacific Cooperation" (Oiso, Japan)

March 9–16

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 6th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

March 20-21

5th Europe-Japan "Hakone" Conference (Florence, Italy)

March 23–25

Trilateral Commission 11th Plenary Meeting (London, UK)

June 7–8

Joint Authors' Seminar: "Coordination of Agricultural Policies of the United States and Japan" (Tokyo, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Resources for the Future

June 21–July 2

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: The 3rd US Delegation to Japan

July 7–10

Seminar on the "Mechanization of Small-Scale Peasant Farming" (Sapporo, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Agricultural Development Council (ADC)

August 17–27

2nd Series of the European Youth Study Program in Japan

December 7–9

Authors' Seminar on "Security Issues in Asia" (Tokyo, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)


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