Research Programs

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:


Japan - U.S. Alliance Study Group (since April, 2010)

Study Group on “the U.S.-Japan Alliance in the era of Japan as a Proactive Contributor to Peace” (Project Leader: KAMIYA Matake, Director and Superior Research Feollow, 2015-2016)

Study Group on “Grand Design of the U.S.-Japan Alliance at a New Stage”(Project Leader: KAMIYA Matake, Director and Superior Research Fellow, 2013-2014

Study Group on “the Japan-U.S. Alliance and Japanese Foreign Policy in the Era of ‘Smart Power’” (Project Leader: KAMIYA Matake, Councilor and Senior Research Fellow, 2010)

East Asia Forum (EAF) (since December, 2003)

"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) (since September, 2003)

"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 (since April, 2001)

"Russian Study Group" aims to study Japan's strategy toward Russia, particularly in relation to the Northern Territories issue.

Chechnya Study Group (since April, 1996)

"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.

Other Special Research Programs