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.

"The Japan Forum on International Relations E-letter" is delivered electronically bimonthly, free of charge, to readers in the world interested in Japanese thinking on Japan's foreign policy and other related international affairs, by the Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.(JFIR), private, non-profit, independent and non-partisan foreign policy think tank in Japan. 

 

Topics

新着情報

2015

August 20 new
20 August 2015, Vol. 8, No.4 "JFIR E-Letter"
August 3
Logical Fallacy of Blaming the Security Bill for Being Unconstitutional
July 10
U.S.-Japan Joint Policy Report "Grand Design of the U.S.-Japan Alliance at a New Stage" Announced
June 20
20 June 2015, Vol. 8, No.3 "JFIR E-Letter"
June 3
Putin’s Rule and Russia’s Path to the Future
June 3
The NYT’s “Condescending Eyes” and “Distortion Syndrome” Going Too Far
June 1
New Trustees and Directors under Chairman IMAI and President ITO for FY 2015-2017
April 21
20 April 2015, Vol. 8, No.2 "JFIR E-Letter"
April 13
Can the Japanese Turn Their Pacifism from Passive to Proactive?
February 20
20 February 2015, Vol. 8, No.1 "JFIR E-Letter"
January 23
Japan Should Explore UNSC Reform rather than Permanent Membership

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" Announcednew


The 37th Policy Recommendations
The 37th Policy Recommendations

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


Greeting

IMAI Takashi

Chairman's Greeting
IMAI Takashi

The Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR) was established in 1987. In those days, though still in the midst of the Cold War, people already began to sense a premonition of gradual changes in international relations through ... more

ITO Kenichi

President's Greeting
ITO Kenichi

The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc. (hereafter The Forum) was established on March 12, 1987 to study international affairs and to advocate policy recommendations from the standpoint of a private, non-profit, independent and non-partisan foreign policy think tank. ... more

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