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The U.S.-Japan Research Institute conducts research and promotes findings related to global problem-solving and policy recommendations for the three key themes of Environment/Energy, Security and Regional Cooperation/Integration.

Environment/Energy

Research Projects
Enigmas of the alkenone paleothermometer: How is environmental information recorded in these molecules and how can they be best used for climate change studies?

Leader:
Yoshihiro Shiraiwa(Professor, University of Tsukuba)

Research Projects
Polar ice sheet break up and effects on algae

Leader:
Iwane Suzuki (Professor, University of Tsukuba)

Research Projects
Polar ice sheet break up and effects on algae

Leader:
Iwane Suzuki (Professor, University of Tsukuba)

Security Treaty

USJI Seminar
The U.S.-Japan Alliance in the Trump era

Research Projects
Sino-American tensions and their impact on the US-Japan relationship as examined through the latest moves in Congress

Leader:
Mieko Nakabayashi (Professor, Waseda University/ USJI Operating Advisor)

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Research Projects
The Re-emergence of China and the Changing International Order

Leader:
Rumi Aoyama (Professor, Waseda University)

Regional Cooperation/Integration

Research Projects
China-Japan Relations and Prospects of Political Economy in Asia: Implications for New US Administration

Leader:
Takashi TERADA/Doshisha University

USJI Seminar
The U.S.-Japan Alliance in the Trump era

Research Projects
Rise of Anti-globalism

Leader:
Keiji Nakatsuji (Professor, Ritsumeikan University / USJI Operating Advisor)

Others

USJI Seminar
Higher Education in the Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Era: Weighing the Benefits and Challenges of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)/Virtual Learning

Research Projects
Translational research based on molecular craniofacial developmental biology and development of related clinical activities

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

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USJI Voice
USJI Voice Vol.36

What Can Politics Do? What Can Religions Do?

David Wessels(Professor, Sophia University)

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