JCIE's Global ThinkNet program draws on a worldwide network of experts and institutions to carry out policy-oriented studies and dialogues on cutting-edge issues in such fields as international affairs, globalization and regionalism, and governance. JCIE also serves as the secretariat for numerous bilateral and multilateral forums.
JCIE’s “Promoting a Gender-Balanced Society” project is drawing on JCIE’s global perspective and broad networks to carry out a unique series of exchanges and dialogues that include representatives from the political, governmental, economic, intellectual, and NGO sectors. By examining best practices in promoting the role of women both in the United States and Japan, the project will seek to shrink the gender gap in Japan and help create a more diverse, inclusive, and productive society.
Although Japan, China, and Korea have been overcoming their troubled history and deepening their friendship over the past half century. Recently however, divisions related to territorial disputes and historical issues have led to chilly relations. Through a series of public seminars, participants are examining the cultural commonalities between the three countries—including their common cultural foundation, their new shared culture, and the common challenges they face.
In recent decades, weak domestic political leadership has periodically frustrated Japan's foreign policy and diminished its international presence. JCIE is convening a team of emerging leaders to explore the future trajectory of political leadership in the country and its implications for foreign policy, especially US–Japan relations.
A joint research program between the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and JCIE to explore how best to pursue regional cooperation and support in light of the immense scope and impact of recent disasters (Indian Ocean tsunami, Cyclone Nargis, Great East Japan Earthquake).
JCIE and CSIS Jakarta are bringing together experts from Japan and ASEAN for a study of the framework of Japan-ASEAN partnership and the ways in which Japan-ASEAN cooperation can help to promote ASEAN integration, address global issues, and improve global governance.
Nongovernmental actors are playing a growing role on security issues around the world and also have important contributions to make in helping build regional cooperation. This study explores how nongovernmental initiatives can concretely contribute to regional security cooperation in East Asia, particularly with regard to the movement of people in the region.