Special Research Programs
In addition to the "Regular Research Programs" mentioned above, JFIR organizes multi-year "Special Research Programs" on an ad hoc basis to conduct research, exchanges, and recommendations on international and diplomatic issues that demand attention, with their outcomes announced to the public. The main "programs" which are under operation are as follows:
"East Asia Forum (EAF)" aims at enhancing understanding and cooperation among industry-government-academia in ASEAN+3 nations.
"Network of East Asian Think-tanks (NEAT)" aims at the creation of a network of think-tanks in ASEAN+3 nations, for research collaboration on the integration of the East Asia region.
"Russian Study Group" aims to study Japan's strategy toward Russia, particularly in relation to the Northern Territories issue.
"Chechnya Study Group" aims to raise understanding and awareness of the Chechnya issue in Japan. It invited to Japan an eleven member Chechnya delegation headed by Vice Premier Noukhaev in 1996.