Special Research Programme: Japan and the World in the Age of Multilayer Globalism
Release: December 18, 2020 Update: July 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.
April, 2021
China's Economic Sanctions: Its Features and Effectiveness
KUNO Arata
 Faculty of International Relations, Asia University
March, 2021
Military Strategy in Contemporary Russia
Hybrid, but Violent Way of War
 Program Assistant Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo
March, 2021
Strategic Independence as a Strategy for European and Asian Connectivity and as a Global Strategy
 Professor, Teikyo University
March, 2021
Reconsidering the Sphere of Influence Concept from the Perspective of Regionalism of Russia and China - National Power, Involvement, and Empathy -
UYAMA Tomohiko
 Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
March, 2021
Eurasian Dynamism and U.S. Diplomacy: A Study of Supply Chains for Mineral Resources
 Columnist, Kyodo News Agency
March, 2021
Eurasian Geopolitics and China
 Professor, Faculty of Law, Komazawa University
March, 2021
COVID-19 and China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia
 Professor, Sophia University
March, 2021
Second Nagorno-Karabakh War:Analysis from the Present Situation and Geopolitical Meaning
 Professor, Keio University
February, 2021
An Essay on Maritime Security: Focus on a Multi-Level Approach
Research Fellow, Ocean Policy Research Institute, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
February, 2021
Cyber Great Game and Two Heartlands
 Professor, Keio University
February, 2021
Future of Marine Research from the Perspective of Biodiversity Conservation and Fishery Resources Management
 Professor, School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University
January, 2021
Enactment of the Coast Guard Law of the People’s Republic of China and Japan's Response
 Professor Emeritus, Kobe University
January, 2021
Vessel Charter / Shipping Company Nationality
GODA Hiroyuki
 Professor, Marine Frontier Education Center, Tokai University
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
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
The United Front, and the Role of Overseas Chinese
SUWA Kazuyuki
 Professor, University of Shizuoka
January, 2021
Policy Decision-making Process for China’s Energy Diplomacy under Xi Jinping’s Administration: Analysis based on the Hierarchical Nature of the Power Structure
 Aoyama Gakuin University
China Risk and China Opportunity for the U.S.-Japan Alliance
October 2019
China Risk and China Opportunity for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

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