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Policy Entrepreneurs Symposium: “PEP Summit 2021 – Opening Doors”

On October 5th, 2021, Asia Pacific Initiative (API) hosted “PEP Summit 2021 – Opening Doors”. The PEP Summit is an annual symposium hosted by API’s Policy Entrepreneur’s Platform (PEP). API’s Policy Entrepreneur’s Platform (PEP) aims to form a community for policy entrepreneurs in Japan. “Each and every one of us will bring together his/her expertise, …

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API Symposium on Geoeconomics

【Added on June 22, 2021】The full script of Ambassador Blackwill’s keynote speech is available here. The recorded video can be viewed below. Today, it has increasingly become important for us to remember a tradition that stretches back to the founding of our nations – “the systematic use of economic instruments to accomplish geopolitical objectives.” We …

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API co-hosted online event “The Fukushima Disaster 10 Years On: Lessons to Never Forget” joined by Dr. Funabashi, Professor Suzuki and Mr. Shiozaki

Asia Pacific Initiative (API), in partnership with Asia Society, held an online event on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, titled “The Fukushima Disaster 10 Years On: Lessons to Never Forget,” joined by Dr. Funabashi, Professor Suzuki and Mr. Shiozaki.     Discussion with Daniel Russel, Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the Asia Society …

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What has Japan’s Governance Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident and the COVID-19 pandemic?

It’s been almost ten years since the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, which was triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. In 2012, the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, the predecessor of the Asia-Pacific Initiative (API), released the Report of the “Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident,” from an independent, …

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Research Director Hosoya presented at online event hosted by Japanese-German Center Berlin

On November 10, Research Director Hosoya joined the “After the U.S. elections: What Germany and Japan Should Do to Safeguard the International Order” online event, hosted by the Japanese-German Center Berlin, and spoke about Japan and Germany’s role in protecting the liberal international order. Research Director Hosoya delivered a message about the possibility of cooperation …

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API and Brookings Institution co-hosted webinar “Liberal order undone? Japan’s leadership role after Prime Minister Abe”

Asia Pacific Initiative (API), in partnership with the Brookings Institution in Washington, held an online event on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, titled “Liberal order undone? Japan’s leadership role after Prime Minister Abe” Dr FUNABASHI Yoichi (Chairman, Asia Pacific Initiative) and Professor HOSOYA Yuichi (Research Director, Asia Pacific Initiative/Professor, Keio University) joined the panel discussion alongside …

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Inaugural Symposium of Policy Entrepreneur’s Platform (PEP)

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) organized a symposium called “Zooming PEP 2020 – Policy Entrepreneurs’ Platform: opening the door” in Tokyo on 15th July 2020. It was held to commemorate the launch of API’s new initiative: The Policy Entrepreneur’s Platform (PEP). The day began by a core panel discussing the concept of policy entrepreneurship and then …

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Inaugural Asia Pacific Initiative Forum (APIF) in Yokohama

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) held its inaugural Asia Pacific Initiative Forum (APIF) in Yokohama December 6-8th, 2019. APIF is an invite-only forum which aims to look forward 30 years into the future of Asia and create a new innovative ecosystem together with business leaders from Japan, India, and the ASEAN countries. We seek to become …

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API-University of Tokyo joint Symposium on Policy –Entrepreneurship in Japan

On September 9 2019, Asia Pacific Initiative held a symposium co-hosted with the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Public Policy (GrasPP). The symposium titled “Society Driven Public Policy : The Policy Community and Public Careers in search of Japan’s Alternative Solutions” featured discussions surrounding “policy-entrepreneurship in Japan.” The symposium welcomed leading politician Shinjiro KOIZUMI …

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Reinventing Japan Event – Sustainable Tourism in Japan: Beyond Numbers

Tourism in Japan is growing faster than anywhere else in the world. The number of international visitors to Japan has more than tripled since the start of the decade, hitting 31 million last year. And the numbers are expected to continue rising as the country hosts two of the world’s largest events – the 2019 …

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API round-table welcomed former PBOC Governor Dr. Zhou Xiaochuan as keynote speaker

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) hosted a round-table titled “Fueling Global Growth: Trade, Investment and Financial Cooperation in Asia” at Hotel Okura Tokyo on May 27th, 2019. The event, organized in collaboration with the research institute of the Boao Forum for Asia and Caixin Media, China’s most influential financial media group, was mediated by China-based API …

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Senior Consulting Fellow Oya participated in a CSIS event on Strengthening U.S.-Japan Economic Cooperation

On December 3, 2018, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) held an event on strengthening U.S.-Japan economic cooperation in Washington, D.C. Asia Pacific Initiative and CSIS have been involved in a joint research project on this theme, and recently launched the resulting report, The Article II Mandate: Forging a Stronger Economic Alliance between …

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Japan to Take Lead in Fourth Industrial Revolution, Opens Emerging Technology Policy Centre in Tokyo

The World Economic Forum opened the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan to create new technology policies that benefit all in partnership with METI and API on 2 July 2018 Founding centre partners from Hitachi, Horiba, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, Salesforce, Sompo Holdings and Suntory Holdings take part in launch The centre will initially focus …

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An event co-organized by AP Initiative and CSIS to discuss the results of the fourth annual Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum (MSF) was held at CSIS Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

An event co-organized by the Asia Pacific Initiative (AP Initiative) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), ”The U.S.-Japan Alliance in an Era of Geo-Economic Competition – Insights from the Bilateral Military Statesmen’s Forum,” was held at CSIS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on July 28, 2017. At the event, retired military leaders from Japan …

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RJIF held its fifth anniversary event featuring two panel discussions, “21st Century Think Tank Vision” and “Why Japan Matters,” and the commemorative reception

Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF) held its fifth anniversary commemorative event on February 28, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. We think of February 28th as RJIF’s true takeoff date. In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear accident, we took the standpoint that independence was essential in order to seriously examine a crisis that threatened …

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Co-organized event by RJIF and CSIS (Washington, D.C.) was held at CSIS Headquarters

A co-organized event by the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) was held at CSIS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on January 24, 2017. RJIF Chairman Dr. Yoichi Funabashi delivered opening remarks, and Senior Research Fellow Yoichi Kato, and U.S.-Japan Strategic Vision Program Members Ken Jimbo (Associate Professor, …

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RJIF hosted two events for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Annual Summit in Tokyo

On October 19, 2016, RJIF was pleased to host two events for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders (YGL) Annual Summit in Tokyo. The YGL is a global community of over 800 rising stars from diverse fields and sectors. RJIF gathered a panel of top experts and practitioners to speak to two groups of …

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Admiral Harry Harris Delivered a Speech in Tokyo

On July 27, 2016, Admiral Harry Harris, the Commander of United States Pacific Command, gave a keynote speech at the Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum (MSF) held in Tokyo. The forum brings together retired senior military leaders and active-duty officers from both countries, and it aims to facilitate a bilateral strategic dialogue and deeper discussions about …

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RJIF and CFR co-host an event on the Future of U.S.-Japan Relations

On the 29th October 2015, RJIF held a symposium “The Future of U.S.-Japan Relations” in collaboration with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Japan Studies program. This was the concluding event of the global publicity tour to promote RJIF’s recently published report, “Examining Japan’s Lost Decades.” Over 80 experts from diverse fields and sectors including …

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Seminar “The 50 Million Shock: The Population Decline’s Impacts on Society and Business” is held

On 5 October 2015, a seminar entitled “The 50 Million Shock: The Population Decline’s Impacts on Society and Business” was held at Academyhills in Roppongi in Tokyo. The seminar considered the implications of the “population implosion” on business and daily life, and discussed what should be done by the government, companies, and, above all, we …

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RJIF hosts a seminar for delegates from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

On March 18, RJIF hosted a seminar for the Japan Trek group from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The visiting graduate students have been delegated from government ministries and corporations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa and have joined the trek to learn about China-Japan relations from an objective standpoint. In …

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RJIF hosts lunch between Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Japan’s business community

To ensure our further development, RJIF is building relationships with prominent think tanks and not-for-profit organizations overseas. As part of this, we held a working lunch on the 25th of February between the Council on Foreign Relations, one of the United States’ most prominent think tanks, and Japan’s business community. Richard Haass, who has served …

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【Planned】Presentations at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan  March 1st (Thu)

March 1st (Thu) 11:45- FCCJ website:  http://www.fccj.or.jp/node/7248  Dr Koichi Kitazawa (Chairman of the “Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident”) and Dr Yoichi Funabashi (President of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation) will present the findingswill present the findings of the half-year investigation. The English version of the full report will be published this summer.