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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.

2016 - 2017

Many countries in the Asia-Pacific region began discussing and negotiating free trade agreements (FT...

Shujiro URATA (Waseda University)

The elevation of Donald Trump to the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee has gathered many s...

Keiji Nakatsuji (Ritsumeikan University)

The power struggle between China and the United States has led to a competition between Beijing and ...

Takashi Terada (Doshisha University)

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

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

This project is a policy study aiming to explore current US-Japan relationship with regard to the 20...

Kazuhiro Maeshima (Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University, USJI Operating Advisor)

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

Ichiro Takahashi, Kyushu University

Objectives:To utilize the expertise of the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies (CAFS) and its dom...

Akihiro IWASHITA (Kyushu University)

 A decline of Japanese industrial competitive power increases the acceleration in the 21st century. ...

Dr. Eiichi YAMAGUCHI (Graduate School of Human Survivability, Kyoto University)

Now, around 80% of energy is supplied by fuels, such as oil, coal and natural gas. This trend will ...

Professor Toshihisa Ueda, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

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