JCIE coordinates policy-oriented studies and dialogues on cutting-edge issues, especially in the fields of international affairs, globalization, and governance. These projects are undertaken by a core of in-house researchers in collaboration with outside experts throughout the Asia Pacific region and around the world.
A major goal of JCIE activities since 1968 has been the promotion of closer working relations between Japanese leaders and their foreign counterparts. It operates programs for members of the Japanese Diet, the US Congress, and the Parliament of Australia as well as for US Congressional staff and state and local legislators.
JCIE promotes the development of a vibrant civil society through activities to enhance the understanding of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy, strengthen civil society’s role in governance, and create collaborative international networks among civil society organizations, businesses, and governments.