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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.

2017 - 2018

The aim of this research project is to contribute to the global interdisciplinary scholarship on rec...

Naoyuki Umemori(Professor, Waseda University)

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

Takashi Terada(Doshisha University)

The issue is urgent as the mass of ice (the size of Wales) has both exposed fresh sea floor and has ...

Iwane Suzuki (Professor, University of Tsukuba)

This project provides some policy recommendations on US-Japan economic relations after TPP, based on...

Yasuyuki Todo, Professor, Waseda University

How will U.S.-Japan relationship change under President Donald Trump? In order to answer this quest...

Koji Murata (Professor, Doshisha University)


This project is a policy study aiming to explore current international cooperation policies and the ...

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

With the prolonged world-wide recessions, efforts for reducing GHG emissions have slowed down even i...

Masahiko Gemma (Waseda Universiry)

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

Ichiro Takahashi (Kyushu University)

The elevation of Donald Trump to new US President has gathered many surprises. His peculiar statemen...

Keiji Nakatsuji (Ritsumeikan University)


Relations between the United States and Northeast Asian countries like China, Russia, and North and ...

Akihiro Iwashita (Professor, Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University)

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