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Japan Institute of International Affairs


The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) is a private, non-profit, and independent research organization that was founded in 1959 through the initiative of former Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida.

Since its foundation, JIIA's activities have been based on the five basic goals stipulated in its charter. They are:

In order to accomplish the above-stated goals, JIIA organizes study groups on various regional and global issues relevant to the formulation of Japan's foreign policy; it organizes international conferences, symposiums and seminars in order to foster dialogue and exchange of opinions with overseas counterparts; it conducts joint research projects with other research organizations and with universities, both domestic and overseas; it invites foreign researchers to Japan and assists them with their research activities; and it issues a wide range of publications as a result of these activities.

Additional Materials from Japan Institute of International Affairs: Policy Briefs

Working Papers

Title: On Multilateralism -Ideas and Actions of a World Banker-
Authors: Hideaki Asahi
Date: December 2010

Title: Afghanistan: Japan's Experiences Revisited
Date: December 2008

Title: Atoms for the Sustainable Future: Recommendations on Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century
Date: January 2008

Title: Policy Recommendations for the Third Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD III)
Date: September 2003

Title: Yemen between Democratization and Prolonged Power
Authors: Hiroshi Matsumoto
Date: June 2003

Title: The Plight of African States and Good Governance
Authors: Sadaharu Kataoka
Date: June 2003

Title: South Eastern Europe: From Stabiliation to European Integration
Authors: Erhard Busek
Date: April 2003

Title: Sino-Japanese Relations Entering A New Stage- With the Trend of the Times, Broader Perspective as A Fresh Starting Point
Authors: Yang Bojiang
Date: January 2003

Title: Japan-U.S. Telecomunications Negotiations in A New Phase: States and Markets - Final Report by the STudy group on U.S. foreign Economic Policy Making Process
Authors: Toru Nakakita, Yuko Sada, Hajime Yamada
Date: November 2002

Title: Transformation of UN Peacekeeping: Role of the International Community in Peace-building Statement
Authors: Julian Harston
Date: September 2002

Title: Japan's Future Policies Towards the Middle East Peace Process: Recommendations
Date: July 2002

Title: Austria's Role in an Enlarged European Union
Authors: Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Date: October 2001

Title: The International Symposium: At the Front Lines of Conflict Prevention in Asia
Date: July 2001

Title: Japan and Europe in an Age of Globalization - The Japan-Europe Conference in the Wake of September 11
Authors: Hisashi Owada
Date: July 2001

Title: Peace Building on the Korean Peninsula and the Role of Japan
Authors: Hisashi Owada
Date: June 2001