With regard to the office of President of the Japan Forum on International Relations(JFIR), which has been vacant and vicariously executed by the Chairman of JFIR since February 28, JFIR is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors meetings have today elected Mr. HASHIMOTO Hiroshi, former Ambassador of Japan to Singapore and former Auditor of JFIR, as President of JFIR, effective immediately. The term of his office shall be two years, until June 2019.

June 15, 2017

JFIR Commentary

"JFIR Commentary" introduces news analyses and opinions in Japan on Japan's position in the international community, but they do not represent the views of JFIR as an institution.

No.111 Coolheaded Military Analysis is What We Need
KATO SeiichiMay 15, 2017
No.110 The Dangerous Nature of America First
KAWAMURA HiroshiMarch 24, 2017
No.109 Survive the Trump Administration with High Alert
SHIKATA TatsuoJanuary 20, 2017
No.108 Trump’s America and Tasks for Japan (3)
SHIMADA HaruoNovember 23, 2016
No.107 Trump’s America and Tasks for Japan (2)
SHIMADA HaruoNovember 22, 2016

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Topics

The Japan-U.S.-China Trilateral Dialogue

The Japan-U.S.-China Trilateral Dialogue ”The Changing Balance of Power in the Asia-Pacific and the Trump Administration”

The Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), under the co-sponsorship by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) and China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), organized The Japan-U.S.-China Trilateral Dialogue “The Changing Balance of Power in the Asia-Pacific and the Trump Administration” on December 16, 2016, in Tokyo ... more

新着情報

2017

June 20new
June 20, 2017, Vol. 10, No.3 "JFIR E-Letter"
June 15
Announcement:
JFIR’s New Leadership Inaugurated
May 25
JFIR Commentary:
Coolheaded Military Analysis is What We Need
April 20
20 April 2017, Vol. 10, No.2 "JFIR E-Letter"
April 20
International Symposium on
"International Order in the Asia-Pacific and Japan-ASEAN Cooperation"
March 24
JFIR Commentary:
The Dangerous Nature of America First
February 20
20 February 2017, Vol. 10, No.1 "JFIR E-Letter"
February 13
The Japan-U.S.-China Trilateral Dialogue
”The Changing Balance of Power in the Asia-Pacific and the Trump Administration”
January 26
JFIR Commentary:
Survive the Trump Administration with High Alert

Greeting

ITO Kenichi

Chairman's Greeting
ITO Kenichi

The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc. (JFIR) was founded on March 12, 1987, and this year 2017 marks its 30th anniversary. Back in those days in Japan, there prevailed an atmosphere that public issues like diplomacy and ... more

HASHIMOTO Hiroshi

President's Greeting
HASHIMOTO Hiroshi

JFIR was founded in 1987, then still in the midst of the Cold War, on the initiative of a group of independent citizens from various circles of Japan who foresaw the end of the Cold War as well as dawn of a new era and recognized a need of a policy-oriented think tank to discuss ... more

Publications

U.S.-Japan Joint Policy Report Grand Design of the U.S.-Japan Alliance at a New Stage
U.S.-Japan Joint Policy Report

"Grand Design of the U.S.-Japan Alliance at a New Stage" Announced


The 37th Policy Recommendations
The 37th Policy Recommendations

"Positive Pacifism and Japan’s Course of Action” Announced  


Message

Speech of ITO Kenichi, President of JFIR, at the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives

I am Ito Kenichi, President of the Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc., and I am greatly honored to have been granted the valuable opportunity to speak at this hearing. As you deliberate on the budget for fiscal 2012, I would like today to share with you for your reference some of my thoughts with regard to the way Japan's foreign and security policy should be ... more