A Tokyo-based think tank sharing better ideas for Japan and the world
About us

Mission Statement

We will create an independent intellectual community rooted in the Asia Pacific to revive liberalism and promote the liberal international order.

Liberal International Order

  • The world has reached a point at which liberalism is being challenged at its roots. Asia Pacific Initiative will conceive of and advocate a new role for Japan to revive liberalism in collaboration with the rest of the world. We will open new frontiers of rebuilding and take the initiative towards its realization.
  • To investigate Japan’s potential role to build and maintain the liberal international order in Asia Pacific for the achievement of regional and international peace and prosperity.
  • To create an intellectual community in which new ideas can be stimulated, discussed and proposed that have an impact upon society.

Truth, Independence, Humanity

  • To critically review and analyze based upon the facts about the opportunities and challenges facing the Asia Pacific region from the viewpoint of Japan.
  • To take pride in the fact that our activities, such as advocacy, research and publications, are not influenced by political organizations and specific ideologies by preserving independence in funding and operations.
  • To adopt a global outlook by interacting and sharing findings implicating the Asia Pacific region with strategic thinkers, policy makers, business leaders and the general public around the world.