U.S.-Japan Joint Policy Report 2018

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.

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JFIR Commentary:
Discussion regarding the Death Penalty and Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan
August 20
JAugust 20, 2018, Vol. 11, No.4 (Issue 68) "JFIR E-Letter"
August 20
The JFIR International Colloquium on "Japan-China Relations in the Era of Power Transition”
July 10
JFIR Commentary:
Japanese Diplomacy in post US-North Korea Summit
June 20
June 20, 2018, Vol. 11, No.3 (Issue 67) "JFIR E-Letter"
May 15
JFIR Commentary:
Participation in The Dialogue with the World: Eurasia 2025
April 20
April 20, 2018, Vol. 11, No.2 (Issue 66) "JFIR E-Letter"
April 12
U.S.-Japan Joint Policy Report 2018
March 29
JFIR Commentary:
Kim Jong Un Will Never Let the “National Treasure” Nuclear Missile Taken Away
February 20
February 20, 2018, Vol. 11, No.1 (Issue 65) "JFIR E-Letter"
January 30
JFIR Commentary:
The Changing Eurasian International Strategic Environment and Japan’s Response
December 20
December 20, 2017 Vol. 10, No.6 (Issue 64) "JFIR E-Letter"
December 19
30th Anniversary Symposium “Japan’s Diplomacy in an Era of Power Transition”
November 27
JFIR Commentary:
The Challenges that the 4th Abe Administration Must Tackle
October 20
October 20, 2017, Vol. 10, No.5 "JFIR E-Letter"
September 29
JFIR Commentary:
A Grand Strategy to Avoid the Sino-American War
August 20
August 20, 2017, Vol. 10, No.4 "JFIR E-Letter"
August 7
JFIR’s Comprehensive Research Project on“Japan’s Diplomatic Strategy in the Era of Power Transition”
July 26
JFIR Commentary:
United States' Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
June 20
June 20, 2017, Vol. 10, No.3 "JFIR E-Letter"
May 25
JFIR Commentary:
Coolheaded Military Analysis is What We Need
April 20
20 April 2017, Vol. 10, No.2 "JFIR E-Letter"
April 20
International Symposium on
"International Order in the Asia-Pacific and Japan-ASEAN Cooperation"
March 24
JFIR Commentary:
The Dangerous Nature of America First
February 20
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 26
JFIR Commentary:
Survive the Trump Administration with High Alert


U.S.-Japan Joint Policy Report 2018 Stronger Than Ever But More Challenged Than Ever: The U.S.-Japan Alliance In The Trump-Abe Era
Joint Policy Report 2018

Stronger Than Ever But More Challenged Than Ever: The U.S.-Japan Alliance In The Trump-Abe Eranew

The 37th Policy Recommendations
The 37th Policy Recommendations

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


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... more