GFJ Commentary

"GFJ Commentary" introduces news analyses and opinions in Japan on the Relations of Japan with the rest of the world, but they do not represent the views of GFJ as an institution.

No.54 The Ideal of Soft Power Diplomacy for a Liberal International Order
WATANABE YasushiApril 18, 2014
No.53 The Sino-Korean anti-Japanese Axis on Yasukuni Failed
SUGIURA MasaakiFebruary 18, 2014
No.52 Sanctity of Marriage
WATANABE ShoichiDecember 27, 2013
No.51 Strategic Possibilities for Japan's Agriculture
SHIMADA HaruoOctober 25, 2013
No.50 The Arrival of a New Era for the Japan-Africa Relations?
MUTSUJI ShojiAugust 16, 2013

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2014

April 18 new
The Ideal of Soft Power Diplomacy for a Liberal International Order
April 1
The Global Forum of Japan (GFJ) E-Letter
1 April 2014, Vol. 7, No. 3
March 10
The Japan-U.S. Dialogue “The Japan-U.S. Alliance in Changing International and Domestic Environments”
February 19
The Sino-Korean anti-Japanese Axis on Yasukuni Failed
February 1
The Global Forum of Japan (GFJ) E-Letter
1 February 2014, Vol. 7, No. 2
January 19
"The Japan-China Dialogue : Toward Building Confidence Between Japan and China in 'New Domains'"
Conference Papers

2013

December 27
Sanctity of Marriage
December 1
The Global Forum of Japan (GFJ) E-Letter
1 December 2013, Vol. 7, No. 1
November 6
"The Dialogue with the World: Toward the Making of Shared Values in Foreign Policy"
Conference Papers

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OKAWARA Yoshio

Advisor's Greeting
OKAWARA Yoshio

The world that went through a temporal period of unipolar system led by the U.S after the end of the cold war, is today in a multipolar era. On the other hand, huge waves of globalization and IT revolution are washing our shores. ... more

ITO Kenichi

Chairman's Greeting
ITO Kenichi  

Among our friends who used to attend Global Forum meetings frequently, we now have foreign ministers and defense ministers in several countries. I feel that Japan is steadily expanding her human networks with the world through the work of the Forum.  ... more

ISHIKAWA Kaoru

President's Greeting
ISHIKAWA Kaoru  

It is indeed a great honour and pleasure for me to assume new responsibility of the President of The Global Forum of Japan. More than thirty years, length that corresponds to a generation, have passed since the establishment of the Forum in the nineteen eighties. In those years, iron curtain was about to be dropped,  ... more

Other Activities

 

The 24th Board of Governors and The 10th Expanded Board of Governors

The 24th Board of Governors and The 10th Expanded Board of Governors were held on January 15, 2014.

 

Glen Fukushima

The 96th "Diplomatic Roundtable" meeting on "U.S.-Japan Relations as Viewed from Washington, D.C." was held on 10 January 2014.