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The U.S.-Japan Research Institute works with researchers primarily from sponsoring universities to develop research projects focused on key themes, such as Environment/Energy, Security, Regional Cooperation/Integration and Science and Technology Policy, and to publicize the results of these projects in Policy Papers at the end of each year.

2018 - 2019

Rumi Aoyama

Over the past few decades, as China has pressed forward with its economic reform policy and transiti...

Rumi Aoyama(Professor, Waseda University)


Yoshihiro Shiraiwa(Proffessor, University of Tsukuba)

Even during he was Republican Presidential Candidacy, Donald Trump’s peculiar statements such as “bu...

Keiji Nakatsuji (Proffesor, Ritsumeikan University / USJI Operating Advisor)

This project is a policy study aiming to explore current critical issues on peace building and how i...

Kazuhiro Maeshima (Professor, Sophia University / USJI Operating Advisor)

It has become a truism that China’s BRI strategy seeks to drastically reshape economic space in Eura...

Chisako Masuo (Proffesor, Kyushu University)

Because the inborn specific abnormality that the phenotype appears in a face and the oral cavity aff...

Ichiro Takahashi (Proffesor, Kyushu University / USJI Operating Advisor)

The Trump administration has employed ‘America First’ as its defining electoral and governing slogan...

Takashi Terada(Professor, Doshisha University / USJI Operating Advisor)


Iwane Suzuki (Professor, University of Tsukuba)


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