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Research Projects

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.

2015 - 2016

Many people were obliged to leave their homes by the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011), Hurricane S...

Mikiyasu Nakayama (GSFC: Graduate School of Frontier Sciences)

Establishment of food security is a global issue.Trends show global population has been increasing r...

Hiroshi Ezura, Professor, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba

The world is facing “disorder.” There is a strong perception that Obama administration has accelerat...

Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University

The aim of this research is to uncover the dynamics of socio-cultural cooperation in the East Asia a...

Toru Oga (Faculty of Law, Kyushu University)

China’s behaviors and influences in the field of international politics and economy after the 2008 L...

Takashi Terada (Doshisha University)

Structural transformation would be accelerated in Asia through free flow of capitals, goods, informa...

Yasushi Hirosato (Professor, Faculty of Global Studies/Director, Center for Global Discover, Sophia University)

The group will discuss the three following perspectives concerning the 2-decade long stagnation of t...

Keiji Nakatsuji (Ritsumeikan Univ.)

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

Ichiro Takahashi, Kyushu University

It is not an easy task to overcome the deflationary mentality deeply rooted in the Japanese economy,...

Professor. Takashi Hikino

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