PROJECT ALLIANCE TOMORROW
(JANUARY 1998-MARCH 2001) \37,957,224
This project aims to compile a policy proposal concerning a more desirable Japan-U.S. alliance through comparative research of alliance relationships following the cold war between the United States and other major countries. The project will focus on major political and diplomatic issues that have strained the Japan-U.S. alliance since the end of the cold war.
In fiscal 1998-1999, in addition to investigative research, the three-day Alliance Tomorrow Workshop was held with such experts as William Perry (former U.S. Secretary of Defense) present. In fiscal 1999-2000, the project was expanded to include study of the U.S.-Japan alliance and nuclear disarmament, focusing on non-nuclear and counternuclear issues in relation to regional security. Plans call for publishing the results in Policy Research Series.
Yoichi Funabashi (Chief Diplomatic Correspondent and Columnist, Asahi Shimbun)
Motoko Mekata (Research Fellow, The Tokyo Foundation)
Research concerning nuclear issues only
Kori J. Urayama
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES: THE POSSIBILITY OF LOCAL USE OF ODA
(APRIL 1998-MARCH 2000) \16,526,893
This project centered oil the theme of regional development through regionally based international cooperation, with the goal of broadening possibilities for regional development and presenting its policy proposals to related organizations. The project also sought to determine ways for local governments to utilize funds provided by official development aid of the Japanese government. A policy proposal is planned. The report is scheduled for publication in Policy Research Series.
Hitoshi Yoshida (Research Fellow, The Tokyo Foundation)
THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF JAPANESE NGO ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST REGION (JUNE 1999-OCTOBER 1999) \3,028,787
This project examined the role of NGOs in the process of changing Japan's image in global society. In addition, the project assessed the impact of Japanese NGO activities in the Middle East region in the past.
Cemil Aydin (Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University; Visiting Research Fellow, The Tokyo Foundation)
JAPAN'S POLICIES FOR THE KOREAN PENINSULA RELATED TO THE U.S. AND CHINA
(DECEMBER 1999-APRIL 2000) \5,000,000
Taking into account issues from the perspectives of the U.S. and China, this project compiled a proposal concerning desirable Korean peninsula policies for Japan. Plans call for implementing the policy proposal.
Hajime Izumi (Professor, Faculty of International Relations, University of Shizuoka)
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