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Japan Studies: Think Tanks

This guide will provide help on locating both electronic and print resources related to Japan studies.

Quick look for Foreign Policy Think Tanks & Research Institutes

Japan (English publications available)

Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) - A private, nonpartisan policy think-tank based in Japan. Conduct Japan's foreign policies and makes proposals to the Japanese government.
Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) - Japan's foremost center for producing and disseminating ideas on international relations.
The National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) - Policy research institute under Ministry of Defense, Japan, Conduct research on security and military history.
Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS) - Seeks to inform world opinion of Japanese ideas on Japan and international affairs.


Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) - American think tank based in Washington, D.C. Conducts policy studies and strategic analysis of political, economic and security issues
The Brookings Institution - Leading institution that conducts research on Japan and holds numerous lectures and events.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) - Dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Asia Program - Provides a forum for bringing historical depth and contemporary understanding of Asia.
RAND International: Center for Asia Pacific Policy - Improves policy by providing decision-makers and the public with rigorous, objective, cutting-edge research on critical policy challenges facing Asia and U.S.-Asia relations.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press - Studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues. It serves as a valuable information resource for political leaders, journalists, scholars and citizens.
See more think tanks below.

Japanese General Research Think Tanks (English Publications Available)

Japanese Think Tanks for Economic / Market Research (English Publications/ Reports Available)

Think Tanks for Labor Policy and Demographic Research (English Publications/ Reports Available)

Other Think Tanks in Japan

Other think tanks can be found at Links to Think Tanks in Japan by National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA).

Non-Japanese Think Tanks for International Affairs

Non-Japanese Think Tanks for Security Studies

Non-Japanese Think Tanks for Economic Research

Non-Japanese Think Tanks for Asian Studies

Non-Japanese Think Tanks for Science / Environment / Energy

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