New Chairman's Greeting

New Chairman, ITO Kenichi

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 international affairs should better be entrusted in the hands of the rulers. As a matter of fact, almost...more

 

New President's Greeting

New President, SHIMADA Haruo

SHIMADA Haruo



 It is my honor and privilege to assume the role of President of The Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR). Enlisting your support and advice, I wish to endeavor with all my might to carry out the duties expected of me at this prestigious organization.
 JFIR was founded in 1987, then still in the ...more

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.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
No.106 Trump’s America and Tasks for Japan (1)
SHIMADA HaruoNovember 21, 2016
No.105 Japan Should Tackle the "Northern Territories" Issue from Long Term Perspectives
KAWATO AkioNovember 18, 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

February 20new
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 27
News Release:
Appointment of New Officers of JFIR
January 26
JFIR Commentary:
Survive the Trump Administration with High Alert

2016

December 20
20 October 2016, Vol. 9, No.5 "JFIR E-Letter"
December 19
Japan-Europe Intellectual Dialogue Held
December 19
Trump’s America and Tasks for Japan (3)
December 19
Trump’s America and Tasks for Japan (2)
December 19
Trump’s America and Tasks for Japan (1)
December 2
Japan Should Tackle the "Northern Territories" Issue from Long Term Perspectives
October 20
20 October 2016, Vol. 9, No.5 "JFIR E-Letter"
September 29
Is an "ASEAN minus X" Model Possible?
September 21
Press Release
The 1st Network of Trilateral Cooperation Think-Tanks (NTCT) National Focal Points Meeting
August 20
20 August 2016, Vol. 9, No.4 "JFIR E-Letter"
August 2
Restore the Balance of Power before Nuclear Disarmament
June 20
20 June 2016, Vol. 9, No.3 "JFIR E-Letter"
May 31
Japan Should Refute Every Lopsided Claim that Russia Makes
April 20
20 April 2016, Vol. 9, No.2 "JFIR E-Letter"
April 20
Memorandum of Cooperation Concluded between the JFIR and the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat
March 17
Has Abenomics Lost Its Initial Objective?
February 19
20 February 2016, Vol. 9, No.1 "JFIR E-Letter"
January 26
How Should We Respond to the Anglo-Chinese “Golden Era”?

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