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Research Theme

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(Proffessor, 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

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

Leader:
Mieko Nakabayashi (Waseda University)

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

Leader:
Rumi Aoyama (Waseda University)

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China in a predicament, still sticking to its “Belt and Road” Initiative

Rumi Aoyama(Professor, Waseda University )

Regional Cooperation/Integration

Research Projects
Initiatives of UN on Peacebuilding and Roles of Japan

Leader:
Kazuhiro Maeshima (Professor, Sophia University, USJI Operating Advisor)

Research Projects
Improving China-Japan Relations and Future of Asian Multilateralism: Implications for the US under President Trump

Leader:
Takashi TERADA (Doshisha University)

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

Leader:
Mieko Nakabayashi (Waseda University)

Others

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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What Can Politics Do? What Can Religions Do?

David Wessels(Professor, Sophia University)

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USJI Voice Vol.35

Deciphering North Korea’s Dialog Offensive

Atsuhito Isozaki(Associate Professor, Keio University)

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