Think tank

Japan Institute of International Affairs

JIIA

Tokyo, Japan

JIIA is a private, nonprofit research organization founded through the initiative of former Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida. After World War II, Yoshida felt that Japan needed to deepen its knowledge of international relations in order to prosper harmoniously in the international community. Driven by this conviction, he steered the institute in its formative years as the first president. In 1960, JIIA received accreditation as a foundation from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1976, it took over the activities of the Europe-Asia Association (Oh-A-Kyokai), which was conducting important research on communist countries. Since its foundation, the institute has been guided by the five basic goals stipulated in its charter: 1) to foster the scientific study of international politics, economics and law; 2) to provide the means for examining and researching international affairs; 3) to promote the exchange of information, knowledge and views on international affairs; 4) to encourage research on international affairs at universities in Japan; and 5) to promote exchanges with universities and research institutes in other countries.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.jiia.or.jp

Address:
3rd Floor Toranomon Mitsui Building, 3-8-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, Japan 100-0013

Country:
Japan

Sub-region:
Eastern Asia

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Japan and worldwide
Operating languages
English , Japanese

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1959
Age (years)
Japan Institute of International Affairs
62 
Japan average
 39
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Shigeru Yoshida
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Kenichiro Sasae
Leader gender: Male

Social

Likes (2019)
Japan Institute of International Affairs
 592
Japan average
 8,919
Global average
 24,405
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Japan Institute of International Affairs
 818
Japan average
 8,324
Global average
 15,113
Subscribers (2019)
Japan Institute of International Affairs
 246
Japan average
 1,243
Global average
 5,924

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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