Special Research Programme: Japan and the World in the Age of Multilayer Globalism
Release: December 18, 2020 Update: May 5, 2021

The basis of the existing international order, what can be defined as 'liberal globalism,' has been challenged by non-liberal globalism promoted by the emerging powers including China, while 'techno-globalism' in which the humanity has never experienced are drastically transforming the society through AI and cyberspace. Thus, it can be regarded that the 21st Century world has entered 'the age of multilayer globalism.'

The liberal democracies including Japan are facing a historical issue of how effectively they could subsume the economic dynamism generated by the emerging powers while maintaining its universal values.

Under such perception, JFIR has established the three-year research project "Japan’s Diplomatic Strategy in the Age of 'Multilayer Globalism'" in 2020. The project consists of the 7 research branches listed below. The results made in/by the research branches will be updated in this website.

Branch 1: China Risk and China Opportunity in the Era of "Indo-Pacific"
Branch 2: Japan's Diplomacy toward Eurasia amid Ongoing Multi-polarization: From Perspectives of Geopolitics
Branch 3: US-China Hegemonic Competition and Indo-Pacific Geoeconomics
Branch 4: Multi-faceted Approach to Reinforcing a Maritime Order in East Asia: Shaping and Rallying Maritime "Public Opinion"
Branch 5: Domestic Factors in China's Foreign Behavior and Japan's Response
Branch 6: Russia’s Logic and Japan's Strategy toward Russia
Branch 7: Strengthening Japan's Overall Diplomatic Capability: Possibility of Japan as a "Hybrid Power"
The scene of the meeting
February 3, 2021
The Japan-U.S. Dialogue "Managing China: Adapting U.S.-Japan Coordination Amid Political Transition" The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The scene of the meeting
November 4, 2020
“Trilateral Cooperation during & after COVID-19 Pandemic”
Hideyuki Miura, Associate Professor, Kyorin University, etc.
January, 2021
The End of Fragmented Authoritarianism? Evidence from Military-Civil Fusion Policy under Xi Jinping
LIM Jaehwan
 Professor, School of International Politics, Economics and Communication, Aoyama Gakuin University
January, 2021
Changes in the Policy Issue of China’s Xinjiang Policy in Recent Years
 Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
January, 2021
China’s Policy Process with regard to the Expansion of Control Over Scarborough Shoal
IIDA Masafumi
 Head, America, Europe, and Russia Division, Regional Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies
China Risk and China Opportunity for the U.S.-Japan Alliance
October 2019
China Risk and China Opportunity for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

NOTE: The views in the various proposals, columns and essays posted on this page are the personal views of the authors and do not represent the views of the Japan Forum on International Relations.