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Expanding Support for Democratic Governance

2018–present

In 2018, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) launched a three-year, multi-pronged initiative to explore and expand Japan’s support for democratic governance that is based on the values of liberty, accountability, the rule of law, and individual dignity and empowerment.

The initiative is designed to engage Japanese leaders in dialogue with domestic and overseas experts on ways of strengthening the building blocks of democratic governance in Asia and elsewhere. The program convenes a study group of experts in Japan to identify strategies on how support for these values can be incorporated in the country's foreign policy and development assistance. These ideas will be shared widely to raise awareness about the importance of democratic governance among policymakers and opinion leaders. The program also seeks to better engage Japanese leaders and experts in international forums and networks on the topic and explore ways to create a more enabling environment for civil society organizations and other actors to contribute to efforts to advance democratic governance.

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