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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.
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.
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Japanese General Research Think Tanks (English Publications Available)
Japanese Think Tanks for Economic / Market Research (English Publications/ Reports Available)
Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) / 日本貿易振興機構 アジア経済研究所
Aims to make intellectual contributions to the world as a leading center of social-science research on developing regions.
Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA) / 環日本海経済研究所
Pursues research into the trends in economic development and activities to promote economic exchange within the region, aiming at the development of the Northeast Asian economy and economic exchange.
Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies (IISE) / 国際社会経済研究所
Detects and analyzes major changes in business environment and socio-economic activities, which will emerge from the development of the information society.
Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / 日本経済研究センター
Offers a variety of seminars,economic forecasts and research for corporate members.
Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / 経済産業研究所
Established on April 1, 2001 as a new platform to bring about creative and innovative policy debates based on world-class research, analysis and policy studies from mid- and long-term strategic perspectives.
NLI Research Institute / ニッセイ基礎研究所
Performs basic and solution-oriented research, spanning areas such as domestic and international economics and finance, social security including pension and long-term care issues, and housing and urban development.
Think Tanks for Labor Policy and Demographic Research (English Publications/ Reports Available)
Japanese Think Tanks for Energy/Environment Research (English Publications/ Reports Available)
Other Think Tanks in Japan
Non-Japanese Think Tanks for International Affairs
Promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century.
Aims to increase the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace.
Council on Foreign Relations
Publishes Foreign Affairs. Independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. CFR publishes online magazine 'Foreign Affairs
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Foreign Policy Research Institute
Devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests.
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)
Stanford University's primary center for innovative research on major international issues and challenges.
Mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
Non-Japanese Think Tanks for Security Studies
Non-Japanese Think Tanks for Economic Research
Non-Japanese Think Tanks for Asian Studies
Asia / Pacific Research Center
Unique Stanford University institution focused on the interdisciplinary study of contemporary Asia.
Promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.
National Bureau of Asian Research
NBR conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia.
Non-Japanese Think Tanks for Science / Environment / Energy