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"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.

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Topics

The 9th Japan-Singapore Symposium

The 9th Japan-Singapore Symposium Held

The 9th Japan-Singapore Symposium, co-sponsored by The Japan Forum on International Relations and The Institute of Policy Studies of the National University of Singapore under the auspices of both Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Singapore, was held in Tokyo from March 25 to March 26, 2013. ... more

新着情報

2014

September 17 new
Ending East Asia’s History Wars
August 20
20 August 2014, Vol. 7, No.4 "JFIR E-Letter"
August 6
Opinion Ad of The 37th Policy Recommendations “Positive Pacifism and Japan’s Course of Action”
August 5 new
The 37th Policy Recommendations Announced “Positive Pacifism and Japan’s Course of Action”
July 31
The Ukrainian Issue and Japan’s Diplomacy
June 20
20 June 2014, Vol. 7, No.3 "JFIR E-Letter"
June 16
The 4th meeting of the Policy Council of JFIR on "Positive Pacifism and Japan's Course of Action"
May 19
The Decline of Deterrence Power behind the Ukraine Crisis
April 19
20 April 2014, Vol. 7, No.2 "JFIR E-Letter"
April 18
Report of Japan's Values and Foreign Policy: Intangible Power in International Relations
April 16
The 3rd meeting of the Policy Council of JFIR on "The Change of Situations in the Middle East and the Trend of International Politics"
April 3
Revisiting the Kono Statement Carries Japan-South Korea Relations into Unknown Waters
February 20
20 February 2014, Vol. 7, No.1 "JFIR E-Letter"
February 19
The 2nd meeting of the Policy Council of JFIR on "The Change of Situations in the Middle East and the Trend of International Politics"
February 1
A New Year's Thought: "World's Policeman" and Positive Pacifism

2013

December 21
20 December 2013, Vol. 6, No.6 "JFIR E-Letter"
December 19
The 1st Meeting of the Policy Council of JFIR on "The Change of Situations in the Middle East and the Trend of International Politics"
December 3
Showa Emperor and MacArthur

Publications

The 37th Policy Recommendations
The 37th Policy Recommendations

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


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 such events as developments brought about by "perestroika" in the Soviet Union and the signing of an agreement for the complete abolition of INF (Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces) between the United States and the Soviet Union. ... 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. A quarter of a century later on April 1, 2011, the Forum is being refreshed as it is reincorporated as a "public interest foundation" with the authorization granted by the Prime Minister in recognition of its achievements. ... 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, focusing on policy toward the US and China. ... more