Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation USA, Inc. (RJIF-USA) was established in July 2016 as the U.S. organization of the Japan-based Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF).
RJIF was a think tank that was founded in September 2011 after the Great East Japan Earthquake had brought about a catastrophic crisis in Japan. RJIF developed various research programs that concentrated on pressing issues facing the country with the concept of “rebuilding Japan,” starting with the investigation of the Fukushima nuclear accident.
On the occasion of RJIF’s fifth anniversary, RJIF-USA was set up in the U.S. to form an international intellectual network. Shortly afterwards, RJIF was re-organized as Asia Pacific Initiative (API) in July 2017, at the time that RJIF stepped from its first “rebuilding Japan” phase to its second stage that widened its focus to the Asia Pacific region.
Since their inception, RJIF-USA and API have been carrying out their research and advocacy activities hand-in-hand, with the goal of becoming an intellectual incubator that assists in constructing a peaceful liberal international order in the Asia Pacific region.
Outline of the Organization
|Organization Name||Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation USA, Inc.（RJIF-USA）|
|State of Establishment||Delaware, USA.|
|Date of Establishment||July 22, 2016|
Senior Executive Advisor of CVC Japan
Chairman CEO, Medical Corporate Body KEN-IKU KAI
Chairman, Asia Pacific Initiative
Executive Director, Asia Pacific Initiative
Senior Fellow, Asia Pacific Initiative
Lieutenant General, Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Ret.)