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Statement of MSF Co-Chairs General IWASAKI Shigeru and General Joseph Dunford on the passing of General Colin L. Powell

Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum (MSF) Co-Chairs, General IWASAKI Shigeru and General Joseph Dunford, issued this statement on the loss of General and former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. October 20, 2021 On behalf of Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum, we express our heartfelt condolences on the loss of General Colin L. Powell. General Powell, 12th …

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API published The Independent Investigation Commission on the Japanese Government’s Response to COVID-19: Report on Best Practices and Lessons Learned on Amazon Kindle

On October 8, 2021, the Asia Pacific Initiative (API), an independent global think tank, published The Independent Investigation Commission on the Japanese Government’s Response to COVID-19 (API/ICJC): Report on Best Practices and Lessons Learned with Discover 21, Inc. on Amazon Kindle. In April 2020, the Japanese government issued its first state of emergency over the …

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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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Chairman Funabashi delivered a keynote lecture at 2021 Hiroshima Business Forum for Global Peace

Dr. FUNABASHI Yoichi, Chairman of Asia Pacific Initiative, gave a keynote lecture at the 2021 Hiroshima Business Forum for Global Peace. This online forum, organized by Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe), was held between September 8-9, 2021. Under the theme of “how we can revitalize the world and build an even better global community …

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API Fellow MUKOYAMA Jun participated in ANU’s event “Update Japan 2021”

MUKOYAMA Jun, Fellow at API, participated in an online event organized by the Australian National University’s Australia Japan Research Centre and ANU Japan Institute as a panelist on September 8, 2021. In the panel session entitled “Science, Defence and Technology in Japan,” MUKOYAMA explained the latest development of Japan’s digital policy, especially the background and …

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API Symposium on Geoeconomics – Video and Speech Script are now available

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that recorded video of the symposium and the full script of Ambassador Blackwill’s keynote speech at the API Symposium on Geoeconomics: Geoeconomics and Japan’s Strategy, held on May 22, 2021, is now available. The video and full script are available here. (Disclaimer) The views expressed in this …

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TOGASHI Mariko selected as 2nd API Matsumoto-Samata Fellow to be dispatched to UK’s IISS

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that TOGASHI Mariko has been selected as the second API Matsumoto-Samata Fellow. Ms. Togashi will be sent to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in the UK as a Research Fellow. The API Matsumoto-Samata Fellowship is a program at API that aims to send young researchers …

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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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Chairman Funabashi featured in the Global Technology Governance Summit (GTGS)

Dr. FUNABASHI Yoichi, Chairman of Asia Pacific Initiative, participated in the Global Technology Governance Summit (GTGS) organized by the World Economic Forum on April 6-7, 2021. Chairman Funabashi moderated the panel session entitled “Leading Industry Transformation” on April 7, 2021, attended by Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman, Siemens AG; Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of Serbia, Office …

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API Senior Research Fellow OYA Shin featured in Atlantic Council webinar on “Enhancing US-Japan Cooperation on Global Supply Chains”

API Senior Research Fellow OYA Shin participated as a panelist in a webinar entitled “Enhancing US-Japan Cooperation on Global Supply Chains”. The webinar was organized by the Atlantic Council on March 30, 2021. It discussed how Japan and the US can deepen cooperation on global supply chains following the Biden administration’s issuance of the Executive …

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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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Chairman Funabashi publishes Meltdown: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

On March 2, 2021, Asia Pacific Initiative chairman FUNABASHI Yoichi published Meltdown: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis with Brookings Institution Press. Providing an unrivaled chronological account of the human struggle to contain man-made technology that was overwhelmed by nature, this book aims to give insights into why Japan’s decision-making process within the first two weeks …

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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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The 10-Year Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident publishes final report on lessons learned since the disaster

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) published “The 10-year Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Final Report” (Japanese) on February 19, 2021. Why did we produce this report? Following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in 2011, Rebuild Japan Initiative (later Asia Pacific Initiative) set up the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident to investigate …

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UMADA Takaaki published Implementing the Future

On January 24th, 2021, UMADA Takaaki, Chair of API’s Social Implementation of Technology project, published Mirai wo Jisso Suru [Implementing the Future] with Eiji Press in Japanese. This book provides the result of studies and interviews collected by API’s working group on Japan’s “social implementation” – or the diffusion of technology – conducted from April …

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English version of “The Independent Investigation Commission on the Japanese Government’s Response to COVID-19: Report on Best Practices and Lessons Learned” now available on API’s website

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that it has made the English version of “The Independent Investigation Commission on the Japanese Government’s Response to COVID-19: Report on Best Practices and Lessons Learned” public on its website. Please click here to download the report. < About “The Independent Investigation Commission on the Japanese Government’s …

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Prof. SUZUKI Kazuto joins API as Senior Consulting Fellow

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that Dr. SUZUKI Kazuto, Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, joined our institution on January 1, 2021, as Senior Consulting Fellow. < Profile of Prof. SUZUKI Kazuto> SUZUKI Kazuto is Professor of Science and Technology …

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API Privacy Policy Update

Please be aware that, in order to improve our website, Asia Pacific Initiative (API) has updated the Privacy Policy as follows: <Details of the update> “5. To analyze and track users’ use of API’s website through Google Analytics” is added in “Purpose of Using Personal Information”. <Link to the updated Privacy Policy> https://apinitiative.org/en/privacypolicy/ We are …

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API Senior Consulting Fellow OYA Shin featured in IFRI video conference on “Rethinking Economic Security in the (Post) COVID-19 World”

The French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) organized a video conference entitled “Rethinking Economic Security in the (Post) COVID-19 World” on December 8, 2020. API Senior Consulting Fellow OYA Shin participated in this seminar as a panelist. The panel was moderated by Dr. Françoise Nicolas (Director, Center for Asian Studies, IFRI) and OYA Shin was …

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MURAI Jun, Dean of API Institute of Geoeconomic Studies, Awarded C&C Prize

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that Prof. MURAI Jun, Dean of API Institute of Geoeconomic Studies and API Senior Fellow, was awarded this year’s C&C Prize. The C&C Prize was conferred to Dean Murai for his Pioneering Contributions to Society in Building and Developing the Internet in Japan. For details, please refer …

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API Fellow SAGARA Yoshiyuki presented at The 21st Century Public Policy Institute, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

On November 20, 2020, Mr. SAGARA Yoshiyuki, Fellow at Asia Pacific Initiative (API), made a presentation at the Research Group on the International Order in the Post-COVID-19 Era at The 21st Century Public Policy Institute of Keidanren. He explained the Japanese Government’s response to COVID-19 and its future challenges, based on API’s research that was …

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Chairman Funabashi featured in Johns Hopkins & T-20 virtual conference on “East Asia and the Post-COVID World”

On November 11, Dr. FUNABASHI Yoichi, Chairman of Asia Pacific Initiative, was featured in a panel on “Panel III: East Asia and the Post-COVID World” as part of the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Reischauer Center’s virtual conference with the T-20 Global Think Tank Summit. This conference on “COVID-19, East Asia, and the Global Response” considered …

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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 Senior Consulting Fellow OYA featured in Technology Alliance Project webinar

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a US think tank, organized a virtual event entitled “Virtual Report Launch: Common Code: An Alliance Framework for Democratic Technology Policy” on October 21, 2020. API Senior Consulting Fellow OYA Shin participated in this seminar as a panelist. This Technology Alliance project is a joint collaboration between …

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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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API Senior Consulting Fellow OYA discussed how to strengthen the global supply chains in the post-corona period

On September 23, 2020, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a virtual event about strengthening global supply chains. From API, Mr. OYA Shin, Senior Consulting Fellow, participated in this event as a panelist. Alongside Ms. Nazak Nikakhtar (US Department of Commerce, Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis), John Murphy (US Chamber of …

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Prof. HOSOYA Yuichi appointed Managing Director and Research Director

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that Dr. HOSOYA Yuichi, Professor of International Politics at Keio University and API’s Senior Consulting Fellow, has been appointed API’s Managing Director and Research Director. Prof. HOSOYA will play a central role in API’s research activities and will also be part of the management team.   Profile …

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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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API announces partnership with CNAS and MERICS on Technology Alliance Project

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in the US and the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Germany as part of CNAS’s Technology Alliance Project. The Technology Alliance Project aims to achieve broad coordination and collaboration among like-minded nations to protect …

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API establishes “API Institute of Geoeconomic Studies”; Prof MURAI Jun joins API as Dean of the API Institute of Geoeconomic Studies and API Senior Fellow

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce the establishment of the “API Institute of Geoeconomic Studies” on April 1, 2020, with Prof MURAI Jun, Distinguished Professor of KEIO University, joining API as Dean of the new institute and API Senior Fellow.   <API Institute of Geoeconomic Studies> In recent years, globalization has suffered major …

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Prof. HOSOYA Yuichi joins API as Senior Consulting Fellow

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that Dr. HOSOYA Yuichi, professor of international politics at Keio University, joined our institution on April 1, 2020, as Senior Consulting Fellow. Prof. Hosoya will engage in research and other activities at API in support of our core missions.   <Profile of Prof. HOSOYA Yuichi> HOSOYA Yuichi …

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Chairman Funabashi publishes What Is Geoeconomics?

On February 20th, 2020, Asia Pacific Initiative chairman FUNABASHI Yoichi published What Is Geoeconomics? (Bunshun Shinsho). The book defines geoeconomics as the use of economics by states for geopolitical purposes, and identifies four types of “mega-geoeconomics” that represent long-term, structural geoeconomic challenges that exist in an age of geoeconomics which began with the US-China trade …

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“The Crisis of Liberal Internationalism: Japan and the World Order” was published by Brookings Institution Press

“The Crisis of Liberal Internationalism: Japan and the World Order” was published by Brookings Institution Press on February 4, 2020. The book has been released as part of Asia Pacific Initiative’s Liberal International Order project, which has examined how Japan may protect the liberal international order and what obstacles it may confront in such efforts. …

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Yuka Koshino selected as API’s Matsumoto-Samata Fellow and dispatched to UK’s IISS

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that Yuka Koshino has been selected as API’s Matsumoto-Samata Fellow1/, and has been sent to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in the UK as a Research Fellow2/. 1/ The Matsumoto-Samata Fellowship is an API program aiming to send young researchers to foreign think tanks to …

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Dr Makio Miyagawa joins API as APIF President and API Senior Fellow

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that Dr Makio Miyagawa, the former Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, joined our institution on January 1, 2020, as APIF President and API Senior Fellow. APIF stands for “Asia Pacific Initiative Forum” (See below for details).   <Profile of Dr Makio Miyagawa> Dr Miyagawa held successive positions …

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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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AP Initiative Chairman delivers 2019 Alastair Buchan Lecture at IISS Annual Dinner

AP Initiative Chairman Yoichi Funabashi delivered the 2019 Alastair Buchan Lecture at the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Annual Dinner on November 13, 2019. Dr. Funabashi’s speech, titled “We are all small countries now,” examined issues currently facing Japan on the global stage. Dr. Funabashi argued that the United States under President Donald Trump has …

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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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AP Initiative Chairman contributes op-ed for FT on Japan-South Korea relations

AP Initiative Chairman Yoichi Funabashi contributed an op-ed for The Financial Times titled “Japan-South Korea tensions challenge postwar order,” first published online on August 29, 2019. In the piece, Dr. Funabashi discusses the recent tensions between Japan and South Korea. While arguing that Japan must treat South Korea as a partner and commit to transparently …

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The front-line of Operation Tomodachi will be published soon

AP Initiative will publish The front-line of Operation Tomodachi ── Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Japan-U.S. Cooperation in August, 2019. The book, written by AP Initiative Senior Fellow Koichi Isobe, will be published from Sairyu-sya in Japanese. The author, describes how Japan and U.S. worked hands in hands to deals with …

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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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“What is a Think Tank? : An Era of Policy Entrepreneurship” was published by Chuokoron-shinsha

AP Initiative published “What is a Think Tank? : An Era of Policy Entrepreneurship” on March 25, 2019. This book, written by AP Initiative Chairman Yoichi Funabashi in Japanese, describes the history and changing dynamics of think tanks, with a particular focus on U.S. think tanks. Based on interviews to distinguished global think tankers and …

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Japanese Report on U.S.-Japan Economic Cooperation

Asia Pacific Initiative has produced a shortened Japanese version of “The Article II Mandate: Forging a Stronger Economic Alliance between the United States and Japan.” The original English report was jointly written with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington-based think tank. The report recommends that the United States and Japan strengthen …

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Senior Consulting Fellow Oya participated in a Brookings Institution event on Asia’s connectivity

On Feburary 11, 2019, the Brookings Institution held an event titled “Japan’s role in Asia’s connectivity: Infrastructure finance and digital governance” in Washington, D.C. After a keynote address on Japan’s goals and policies to advance Asian connectivity by Kohei Toyoda, director for international coordination for the Trade Policy Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, …

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AP Initiative Chairman’s op-ed on think tanks published in Project Syndicate

AP Initiative Chairman Yoichi Funabashi has written an opinion-editorial on “The Think-Tank Dilemma” for Project Syndicate, published on January 21, 2019. In this article, Dr. Funabashi argues that think tanks must double down on their core purpose of validating evidence-based policymaking. He looks at how think tanks face challenges from new competitors such as for-profit …

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Interview with Chairman Funabashi published in Korean newspaper

On January 16, 2019, Korean newspaper media group Maekyung interviewed AP Initiative Chairman Yoichi Funabashi about the international situation in East Asia. In his remarks, Dr. Funabashi argued that South Korea’s foreign policy is overly focused on North Korea, in which he pointed out the difficulty in solving North Korea related problems with only a …

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Announcing a New Partnership with Tokyo Review

The Asia Pacific Initiative is delighted to announce a new partnership with Tokyo Review, a budding and exciting non-profit publishing platform for academics, journalists, researchers and beyond to write in-depth and evidence-based articles on issues related to Japan. We will work closely with the Tokyo Review team by offering operational support to promote shared values …

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Interview with Chairman Yoichi Funabashi published in the Chosun Ilbo

On January 7, 2019, major South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo published an interview with AP Initiative Chairman Yoichi Funabashi, in which he discussed the outlook for this year in international affairs. In particular, Funabashi predicted that developments surrounding President Trump, such as the Trump-Russia investigation, would continue to pull international affairs in different directions. …

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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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Asia Pacific Initiative Launch a New Report on U.S.-Japan Economic Cooperation

On November 29, 2018, Asia Pacific Initiative held a launch event for their report, The Article II Mandate: Forging a Stronger Economic Alliance between the United States and Japan, which was jointly written with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington-based think tank. Over 70 policymakers, business executives, military personnel and diplomats …

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AP Initiative Chairman wrote an op-ed about China for The Washington Post

AP Initiative Chairman Yoichi Funabashi wrote an op-ed, “Japan must ponder the risks of closer ties with China” for The Washington Post, published on October 27, 2018. In this article, Dr. Funabashi analyzes the risks to Japan’s foreign policy after Prime Minister Abe’s head of state summit with President Xi Jinping of China on Friday …

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AP Initiative Chairman participated in the Kan’ichi Asakawa Memorial Symposium

Dr. Yoichi Funabashi, Chairman of the AP Initiative, participated in the Kan’ichi Asakawa Memorial Symposium on the 20th October, held by the International House of Japan. Dr. Kan’ichi Asakawa (1873–1948) was the first Japanese professor at Yale University and dedicated his life to research in history and the promotion of peace. In commemoration of the …

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AP Initiative Chairman participated in the G1 Global Conference and the 2018 GZERO Summit

Dr. Yoichi Funabashi, Chairman of the AP Initiative, participated in the G1 Global Conference on the 14th October and more recently, the GZERO Summit on 17th October. Both were summits in which experts, academics and public intellectuals came together to discuss pressing global and regional challenges. At the G1 Global Conference, held at GLOBIS University, …

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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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