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"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.

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international affairs by the Global Forum on Japan (GFJ), private membership organization in Japan for policy-oriented international exchanges.


Recent International Dialogues

The Dialogue with the World

The Dialogue with the Worldnews

The Global Forum of Japan (GFJ), under the co-sponsorship by The Institute of World Policy (IWP), The Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center (BSC) organized The Dialogue with the World on November 25, 2016 in Tokyo ...more



January 10new
International Symposium “After the July 12 PCA (Permanent Court of Arbitration) Verdict: The Future of Maritime Asia”


December 19
Internationalization of the Renminbi
December 1
The Global Forum of Japan (GFJ) E-Letter
1 December 2016, Vol. 9, No. 6
November 28
The Dialogue with the World
■Conference Papers
November 4
A Feedback to the Trilateral Dialogue of China, Japan and South Korea
September 30
The Global Forum of Japan (GFJ) E-Letter
1 October 2016, Vol. 9, No. 5
September 28
Japan-Asia Pacific Dialogue
■Outline of Discussions
September 23
Japan-China-ROK Dialogue
■Conference Papers
September 1
Shadow of Mr. Soros Behind the Helicopter Money Debates in Japan
August 31
Japan-China-ROK Dialogue


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


Advisor's Greeting

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



Academic Governor of GFJ

We, members of SHIMADA sonjuku visited Laos, formally, Lao PDR (People’s Democratic Republic), and Thailand, formally, Kingdom of Thailand, for 6 days from November 19 to 24 ... more

Other Activities


Japan Center for Economic Research

The 268th "Foreign Policy Luncheon" meeting on "The Results of Abenomics and Its Future Developments" was held on September 3, 2014. ...more


Lamberto ZANNIER

The 101st "Diplomatic Roundtable" meeting on "The Ukrainian Crisis from the OSCE Perspective" was held on 17 June 2014.