U.S. FORWARD MILITARY PRESENCE AND ALLIANCE NETWORK: THE FUTURE OF THE SECURITY SYSTEM IN THE ASIAN-PACIFIC REGION
(JANUARY 2000-AUGUST 2000) \14,027,174
This project examines the potential of a new security framework in the Asian-Pacific region, and will analyze the U.S.'s strategy and changes in the strategic environment in the region for the first 10-15 years of the 2ist century. Based on this analysis, a policy proposal will be compiled about Japan's peace security policies and the structure of the U.S.-Japan security alliance.
Akihisa Nagashima (Research Fellow, The Tokyo Foundation)
School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
FUTURE JAPAN-KOREA RELATIONS: CHALLENGES AND PROPOSALS IN THE CONTEXT OF JAPAN-U.S. RELATIONS
(MARCH 2000-FEBRUARY 2002) \4,699,057
These projects will research and propose new Japan-U.S.-Korea trilateral ties for the 21st century.
Jeong-Woo Kil (Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Joong-Ang llbo; Chief Research Fellow, The Tokyo Foundation)
RESEARCH PROMOTION ACTIVITIES
POLICY ANALYSIS REVIEW (PAR)
(PHASE I: JULY 1999-FEBRUARY 2000, PHASE II: AUGUST 2000-MARCH 2001)
This review examines and introduces policy debate and research trends overseas, mainly in the U.S. Reports are produced once a month on current policy issues. Summaries are posted in the newsletter, Intellectual Cabinet and on the Foundation's Web site. (A joint project with the Urban Institute in the U.S.)
Policy Researchers' and Analysts' Network for Japan (PRAN-J) (A network of Japanese policy researchers overseas)
COOPERATION WITH THE POLICY ANALYSIS NETWORK (POLICY-NET)
The Tokyo Foundation supports activities of Policy-Net by hosting its headquarters within the Research Division. Policy-Net was established to fulfill the need for a network of experts with similar perspectives on issues. To further the development of policy research, the network conveys policy makers' needs for policy research to researchers, and provides a venue for the free exchange and debate of research results between politicians, government officials and policy researchers.
On April 24, 1999, its inaugural meeting was held at Keio University with more than 600 people participating, including researchers from universities and think tanks, national and regional government officials and politicians, journalists and students. The Foundation endorses Policy-Net's aim of enhancing policy studies both quantitatively and qualitatively, and seeing that they are reflected in public policy and activities that support the network.