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JFIR E-Letter October 20, 2021, Vol.14, No.5 (Issue 87)

1.FREE INVITATION to the JFIR Webinar "The European Union's Indo-Pacific Strategy and the Future of Japan-EU Relations"

2.JFIR COMMENTARY "Discussion of the Situation in Afghanistan" SUGITA Hiroki

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JFIR E-Letter August 20, 2021, Vol.14, No.4 (Issue 86)

1."U.S.-JAPAN FOUR LEADERS' URGENT RECOMMENDATIONS: PROPOSED BASIC PRINCIPLES OF A U.S.-JAPAN STRATEGY FOR CHINA" Released

2.The Commentaries of JFIR Research Project Released

3.JFIR COMMENTARY "What is Putin's Strategy on Japan? Vigilance needed on Russia's 'Peace Treaty' Proposal" TOKIWA Shin

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JFIR E-Letter June 20, 2021, Vol.14, No.3 (Issue 85)

1.The Commentaries of JFIR Research Project Released

2.JFIR COMMENTARY "Time To Have a Strong Interest in Digital Society Policy" By ITO Yo

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JFIR E-Letter April 20, 2021, Vol.14, No.2 (Issue 84)

1.JFIR COMMENTARY "What Japan Should Do for the Tokyo Olympics: Now is the Time for Japan's "Insight Diplomacy"" By WATANABE Hirotaka

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JFIR E-Letter February 20, 2021, Vol.14, No.1 (Issue 83)

1. The U.S.-Japan Dialogue "Managing China: Adapting U.S.-Japan Coordination Amid Political Transition" Held

2. JFIR COMMENTARY "Who Knows Whether China Supports The 'Kim Regime' To The End?" By ARAKI Kazuhiro

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JFIR E-Letter December 20, 2020, Vol.13, No.6 (Issue 82)

1. JFIR COMMENTARY No. 132:"Originality, Not Succession ---Policy Recommendation for PM Suga's Diplomacy on Russia" By HAKAMADA Shigeki

2. "Trilateral Cooperation during and after COVID-19 Pandemic" Published

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JFIR E-Letter October 20, 2020, Vol.13, No.5 (Issue 81)

1. JFIR COMMENTARY No. 131:"A Strategic Vision Required for Suga Diplomacy" By NABESHIMA Keizo

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JFIR E-Letter August 20, 2020, Vol.13, No.4 (Issue 80)

1. JFIR COMMENTARY No. 130:"Convicting the Historic Figures Is A Movement Gone Too Far" By FURUMURA Haruhiko

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JFIR E-Letter June 20, 2020, Vol.13, No.3 (Issue 79)

1. JFIR COMMENTARY No. 129: "Geoeconomic Observation on COVID-19" By KAWAI Masahiro

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JFIR E-Letter April 20, 2020, Vol.13, No.2 (Issue 78)

1. JFIR COMMENTARY No. 128: "Japan's Grand Strategy in the 21st Century" By KANEHARA Nobukatsu

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JFIR E-Letter February 20, 2020, Vol.13, No.1 (Issue 77)

1. JFIR COMMENTARY No. 127:"Thoughts at Guryongpo Sunset" By ARAKI Kazuhiro

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JFIR E-Letter December 20, 2019, Vol.12, No.6 (Issue 76)

1. JFIR COMMENTARY No. 126: "Yemen Situation Will Be the Key to the US-Iran Relations Breakthrough" By SHINODA Hideaki

2. Japan-India-ROK Trilateral Dialogue on "Future Prospects for Japan-India-ROK Trilateral Cooperation in the Age of Indo-Pacific" Held

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JFIR E-Letter October 20, 2019, Vol.12, No.5 (Issue 75)

1. SPECIAL NEWS REPORT: Alliance Policy Coordination Briefs on "China Risk and China Opportunity for the U.S.-Japan Alliance" Published

2. JFIR Commentary No. 125:"Japan Needs Its Own Diplomacy Towards Iran" By FUNADA Hajime

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JFIR E-Letter August 20, 2019, Vol.12, No.4 (Issue 74)

1. INVITATION to the 17th NEAT Annual Conference on "Sustainable Development and the Environment" to be Convened in Tokyo on August 23, 2019.

2. JFIR Commentary No. 124: "ASEAN Seek Opportunities In 'Indo-Pacific'" By NABESHIMA Keizo

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JFIR E-Letter June 20, 2019, Vol.12, No.3 (Issue 73)

1. JFIR's New Leadership Inaugurated Under Chairman ITO Kenichi & President WATANABE Mayu

2. JFIR Commentary No. 123: "Looking Back the Japan-Russia Peace Treaty Negotiation" By MATSUI Akira

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JFIR E-Letter April 20, 2019, Vol. 12, No.2 (Issue 72)

1. JFIR Commentary No. 122: "Japanese Politics 2019: In for a Bumpy Ride" By SUGIURA Masaaki

2. The 310th meeting of "Foreign Policy Luncheon" on "Economic Outlook of Japan and the World 2019" Held

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JFIR E-Letter February 20, 2019, Vol. 12, No.1 (Issue 71)

1. JFIR Commentary No. 121: "The End of US Engagement Policy for China" By SASAJIMA Masahiko

2. Second Volume of "JFIR WORLD REVIEW" on "What is Geoeconomics?" Published

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JFIR E-Letter December 20, 2018, Vol. 11, No.6 (Issue 70)

1. JFIR Commentary No. 120: "The Caspian Summit and Japan's International Awareness in Question" By HAKAMADA Shigeki

2. Japan-US Roundtable Meeting on "The North Korean Nuclear Issue and the Changing Balance of Power in the Asia Pacific" Held

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JFIR E-Letter October 20, 2018, Vol. 11, No.5 (Issue 69)

1. "The JAPAN-RUSSIA DIALOGUE" to be Convened on December 4 in Tokyo

2. JFIR Commentary No. 119:"Discussion regarding the Death Penalty and Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan" By SHINODA Hideaki

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JFIR E-Letter August 20, 2018, Vol. 11, No.4 (Issue 68)

1. JFIR Commentary No. 118:"Japanese Diplomacy in post US-North Korea Summit" By NAGASHIMA Akihisa

2. JFIR International Colloquium on "Japan-China Relations in the Era of Power Transition" Held

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JFIR E-Letter June 20, 2018, Vol. 11, No.3 (Issue 67)

1. JFIR Commentary No. 117:"Participation in The Dialogue with the World: Eurasia 2025" By MIFUNE Emi

2. A New Periodical "JFIR WORLD REVIEW" Launched

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JFIR E-Letter April 20, 2018, Vol. 11, No.2 (Issue 66)

1. JFIR Commentary No. 116: "Kim Jong Un Will Never Let the "National Treasure" Nuclear Missile Taken Away" By SUGIURA Masaaki

2. Responses to "U.S.-Japan Joint Policy Report 2018"

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JFIR E-Letter (Extra Edition)

1. 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" Published

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JFIR E-Letter February 20, 2018, Vol. 11, No.1 (Issue 65)

1. "The Dialogue with the World: Eurasia in 2025" to be Convened on February 28 in Tokyo

2. The Japan-U.S. Dialogue "China Risks and China Opportunities: Implications for the 'Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy'" to be Convened on March 2 in Tokyo

3. JFIR Commentary No. 115: "The Changing Eurasian International Strategic Environment and Japan's Response" By WATANABE Hirotaka

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JFIR E-Letter December 20, 2017 Vol. 10, No.6 (Issue 64)

1. JFIR 30th Anniversary Symposium on "Japan's Diplomacy in an Era of Power Transition" Convened

2. JFIR Commentary No. 114: "The Challenges that the 4th Abe Administration Must Tackle" By HIRONO Ryokichi

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JFIR E-Letter October 20, 2017, Vol. 10, No.5

1. JFIR Commentary No. 113: "A Grand Strategy to Avoid the Sino-American War" By NABESHIMA Keizo

2. The Japan Forum on International Relations 30th Anniversary Symposium on "Japan's Diplomacy in an Era of Power Transition" to be Convened on November 1 in Tokyo

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JFIR E-Letter August 20, 2017, Vol. 10, No.4

1. JFIR Commentary No. 112: "United States' Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement" By FUNADA Hajime

2. JFIR's Research Project Granted three "A" Grades from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

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JFIR E-Letter June 20, 2017, Vol. 10, No.3

1. JFIR's New Leadership Inaugurated Under Chairman ITO Kenichi & President HASHIMOTO Hiroshi

2. JFIR Commentary No. 111: "Coolheaded Military Analysis is What We Need" By KATO Seiichi

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JFIR E-Letter April 20, 2017, Vol. 10, No.2

1. JFIR Commentary No. 110: "The Dangerous Nature of America First" By KAWAMURA Hiroshi

2. International Symposium on "International Order in the Asia-Pacific and Japan-ASEAN Cooperation" held in Singapore

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JFIR E-Letter February 20, 2017, Vol. 10, No.1

1. JFIR Commentary No. 109: "Survive the Trump Administration with High Alert" By SHIKATA Tatsuo

2. The Japan-U.S. Dialogue "The Japan-U.S. Alliance in the Era of the Trump Administration: Crossroads or Continuity?" to be Convened on March 3 in Tokyo.

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JFIR E-Letter (Extra Edition)

1. Appointment of New Officers of JFIR

2. Greetings from New Chairman and President

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JFIR E-Letter 20 December 2016, Vol. 9, No.6

1. JFIR Commentary No.106: Trump's America and Tasks for Japan (1) By SHIMADA Haruo

2. JFIR Commentary No.105: Japan Should Tackle the "Northern Territories" Issue from Long Term Perspectives By KAWATO Akio

3. International Symposium "Japan-Europe Intellectual Dialogue: Seeking Japan-Europe Joint Strategy toward Peace and Prosperity of the World with Ever Increasing Uncertainty" Held

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JFIR E-Letter 20 October 2016, Vol. 9, No.5

1. JFIR Commentary No.103: Restore the Balance of Power before Nuclear Disarmament By NABESHIMA Keizo

2. The Dialogue with the World "The International Order in Europe and Asia-Pacific after the Ukraine Crisis and Japan's Course of Action" to be Convened on November 25 in Tokyo

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JFIR E-Letter 20 August 2016, Vol. 9, No.4

1. JFIR Commentary No.103: Restore the Balance of Power before Nuclear Disarmament By SHIKATA Tatsuo

2. JFIR's Research Project Granted an "A+" Grade from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

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JFIR E-Letter 20 June 2016, Vol. 9, No.3

1. JFIR Commentary No. 102: Japan Should Refute Every Lopsided Claim that Russia Makes By HAKAMADA Shigeki

2. Japan-Asia Pacific Dialogue "International Order in the 21st Century and the Security of Maritime Asia" to be Convened on July 12 in Tokyo

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JFIR E-Letter 20 April 2016, Vol. 9, No.2

1. JFIR Commentary No. 101: Has Abenomics Lost Its Initial Objective? By SHIMADA Haruo

2. Memorandum of Cooperation Concluded between the JFIR and the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

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JFIR E-Letter 20 February 2016, Vol. 9, No.1

1. JFIR Commentary How Should We Respond to the Anglo-Chinese "Golden Era"? By KAWAMURA Hiroshi

2. The Japan-U.S. Dialogue "Evolving Japan-U.S. Alliance in a Turbulent Time of Transition" to be Convened on March 2 in Tokyo

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JFIR E-Letter 20 December 2015, Vol. 8, No.6

1. JFIR Commentary "Haste Makes Waste" in Territorial Talks with Russia By HAKAMADA Shigeki

2. International Symposium "Japan-Euro Intellectual Dialogue: Japan-Euro Strategic Partnership and Future of Asia and Beyond" Held

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JFIR E-Letter 20 October 2015, Vol. 8, No.5

1. JFIR Commentary "Strategization" of the U.S.-Vietnam Relations Worthy of Note By NABESHIMA Keizo

2. Final Report of the Study Group on "Population Aging and Security of Japan" Published

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JFIR E-Letter 20 August 2015, Vol. 8, No.4

1. JFIR Commentary "Logical Fallacy of Blaming the Security Bill for Being Unconstitutiona" By KURANISHI Masako

2. U.S.-Japan Joint Policy Report "Grand Design of the U.S.-Japan Alliance at a New Stage" Published

3. The Report of the Expanded Policy Council on "Statement by Prime Minister ABE Shinzo on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the War" Presented to Prime Minister ABE Shinzo

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JFIR E-Letter 20 June 2015, Vol. 8, No.3

1. JFIR Commentary: Putin's Rule and Russia's Path to the Future By ITO Kenichi

2. JFIR Commentary: The NYT's "Condescending Eyes" and "Distortion Syndrome" Going Too Far By SUGIURA Masaaki

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JFIR E-Letter 20 April 2015, Vol. 8, No.2

1. JFIR Commentary: Can the Japanese Turn Their Pacifism from Passive to Proactive? By KAMIYA Matake

2. Vice Chairman of the Policy Council of JFIR Spoke at "Japan-Euro Dialogue Seminar" in Paris

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JFIR E-Letter 20 February 2015, Vol. 8, No.1

1. JFIR Commentary: Japan Should Explore UNSC Reform rather than Permanent Membership By KAWAMURA Hiroshi

2. International Symposium "Japan and Europe: Creating Together a Better Future - Rule-based and Prosperous" Held

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