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RJIF co-sponsors an international conference with Harvard University

RJIF’s new book, Examining Japan’s Lost Decades (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series) was recently reviewed by Sir Hugh Cortazzi (former British Ambassador to Japan 1980-84) in the Japan Times article, “Disillusionment with Japan.”

RJIF co-sponsors a seminar with Chatham House, Asia Programme, “Governing Complex Energy Systems: Challenges and Strategies for Japan and the UK”

Announcement of Three New Appointments

“Examining Japan’s Lost Decades” editorial by Yoichi Funabashi in the Financial Times

The Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF) published its sixth book, Examining Japan’s Lost Decades (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series), on April 20, 2015.

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

RJIF hosts seminar for visiting students from National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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

(Japanese) 2月4日(水)、慶應義塾大学グローバルセキュリティ研究所と共催で『吉田調書に見る福島危機』を開催しました。

RJIF welcomes Jake Sullivan, former National Security Adviser to U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, for U.S.-Japan Strategic Vision Program

New Book by Dr Barak Kushner, editor of the Lost Decades Project

Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation’s new report, “Quiet Deterrence ~Building Japan’s New National Security Strategy” is now available

Dialogue “What right of collective self-defense changes (tentative translation)” by Takashi Saito and Richard Myers, core members of “Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum” with listener, Hiroyuki Akita (Senior and Editorial Staff Writer), was introduced in Nikkei Shimbun on August 31th. (article link unavailable)

Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation’s report, “Quiet Deterrence ~Building Japan’s New National Security Strategy” was introduced in the column of The Mainichi Newspapers (Japanese edition) on August 13th, by Yoso Furumoto, a political reporter.

Admiral Takashi Saito (Ret.), 2nd Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff and General Myers (Ret.), 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, both core members of the Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum, were interviewed by The Japan Times on Japan-US alliance, deterrence and cyber security.

RJIF’s president, Yoichi Funabashi’s article entitled “Cost of passive power struggles” is appeared in the Japan Times. The original article was written in Japanese and was appeared in Bungei Shunju (Japanese famous monthly magazine) in June.

Independent Investigation Commission will contribute to the Global Council on Nuclear Security of WEF

Please visit our new project website, “The Special Investigation Commission on Population Issues”

RJIF has launched a new project, “Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum”.

A book review of our Fukushima Report, “The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster: Investigating the Myth and Reality”, is shown on the website of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Announcement of Our New Director

Independent Investigation Panel featured in CBS’s well-known news magazine program, “60 minutes”

“Bungled Crisis Management: Fukushima’s Painful Lessons” featured in Global Asia

Independent Investigation Panel members visit Fukushima Daiichi with Former NRC Chairman Dr Jaczko

“The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster: Investigating the Myth and Reality” was released (March 6, 2014)

In the commemoration of the 3rd anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, RJIF and UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute co-hosted an international symposium focusing on risk, governance and leadership on March 11, 2014 at the University of Tokyo.

March 10th, “3 years on – what did we really learn from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident”

February 27th, RJIF chairman Dr Funabashi presented at CLSA forum

March 10th, “3 years on – what did we really learn from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident”

Our Chairman Dr. Yoichi Funabashi’s article titled “Quiet Deterrence” appeared in the Security Times distributed at the 50th Munich Security Conference.

RJIF featured in Japan Times article

“The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster: Investigating the Myth and Reality” will be published

(Japanese) 中央公論2014年1月号(12月10日発売)に、日本再建イニシアティブ日米戦略ビ ジョンプログラム著 「『静かな抑止力』を構築する:「民間版 日本の国家安 全保障戦略」の提唱」が掲載されました。

Professor Nobumasa Akiyama from the Independent Investigation Committee was featured in Banyan Analytics Brief: Special Edition on Emergency Preparedness in the Asia-Pacific

Invited from the DPJ Political Reform Promotion Headquarters, co-authors of the book “DPJ Administration: Challenges and Failures” Professor Koichi Nakano of Sophia University, Professor Koji Nakakita of Hitotsubashi University, and Associate Professor Ken Jimbo of Keio University made a presentation in front of the DPJ members.

The chairman of the Independent Investigation Committee attend the assessment meeting at the Nuclear Regulatory Authority

(Japanese) 『民主党政権 失敗の検証 日本政治は何を活かすか』が刊行されました

Reviewing Japan’s Lost Decades project | Dr. Kushner’s article “Japan: a voice of freedom in a stifled region” has been published in the EAST ASIA FORUM

Reviewing Japan’s Lost Decades project | Ikenberry’s interview “Liberal international order should be strengthened to integrate rising China”

Dr. Kurt Campbell and Dr. Michael Green, RJIF’s Distinguished Guest Scholars, held a joint press conference at Japan National Press Club and nearly 200 journalists attended.

(Japanese) アカデミーヒルズにて危機管理セミナー『“日本最悪のシナリオ”に学ぶ「危機管理」と「リー ダーシップ」 ~いかに“最悪”を回避するのか?~』(7月10日)を開催いたしました

Announcement of Our New Directors and Counselor

(Japanese) アカデミーヒルズにて危機管理セミナー『“日本最悪のシナリオ”に学ぶ「危機管理」と「リーダーシップ」 ~いかに“最悪”を回避するのか?~』(7月10日)を開催いたします。

RJIF welcomes Dr. Kurt M. Campbell, the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, and Dr. Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)/ Associate Professor at Georgetown University, as distinguished guest scholars.

The Independent Investigation Committee held a panel session on Fukushima accident at 2013 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

(Japanese) 船橋洋一理事長の著書『カウントダウン・メルトダウン』が第44回大宅壮一ノンフィクション賞を受賞!

New Book Published: “Japan’s Worst-case Scenarios: The Nine Blind spots”

Panel session at CLSA Japan 2013

(Japanese) 福島原発事故独立検証委員会(民間事故調)に続く第二弾、「危機管理プロジェクト」報告書発売決定!