U.S.-JAPAN APPROACHES TO DEMOCRACY PROMOTION



On April 7, 2017, TheGenron NPO co-hosted a forum with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA in Tokyo, Japan, with its thematic focus on a book published by Sasakawa USA titled "U.S.-Japan Approaches to Democracy Promotion."   

"Tokyo Conference 2017" Public Forum (March 4, 2017)



On March 4, 2017, The Genron NPO hosted a public forum "Tokyo Conference 2017", a newly launched multilateral debate forum to address global issues. Representatives from leading think tanks from India, Brazil, Indonesia, and all of the Group of Seven (G-7) countries took part in discussions based on the theme, "The Future of Democracy, Liberalism, and the World Order."   

Message to the G-7 Taormina Summit

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The outcome of discussions in the Tokyo Conference has been submitted as our proposal to Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and the Italian government as the presidency of the G7 Summit 2017. The world's representative thinktanks were prompted to meet in Tokyo out of a sense of crisis that individual freedom, democracy and the rule of law, the fundamental values that have underpinned the international order since the end of World War II, face major difficulties today and that the world is growing increasingly unstable.

Japanese Experts Opinion Survey Result
no imageRight before the Tokyo Conference, The Genron NPO conducted a Japanese elite opinion poll from February 27 to March 3 on the subjects and obtained 281 responses on these timely topics.

⇒ Japanese Experts Opinion Survey

  
  

  
    
Experts warn of 'Trump effect' hitting world trade system

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Global trade rules and frameworks built by the international community over many years may be destroyed by the protectionist inclinations of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, according to noted Japanese researchers. Their dire warning came at a recent open discussion organized by the not-for-profit, independent Japanese think tank, The Genron NPO.

【Round-table discussion】 Experts warn of 'Trump effect' hitting world trade system

Issues/Opinions


 
The Tokyo Conference has been launched as a multilateral platform for dialogue on diverse global issues, by engaging the world's leading thinktanks, and aims to submit our proposal to the Group of Seven (G-7) leaders.

Our immediate concern is that the international order since the end of World War II, rooted in the principles of "individual freedom" and "democracy," could be undermined. At this critical juncture, the representatives of the 10 dvanced democracies, which shared the fundamental values, gathered in Tokyo to conduct dialogue on global issues.
The outcome of their discussions has been submitted as our proposal to the government of Japan and the G7.




 

World Agenda Studio―debating global issues, proposing solutions from Japan

The Genron NPO launched a new challenge of engaging global agenda to contribute to solution of global issues at hand. We expand the discussion framework in Japan and elaborate with other leading global think-tanks in pursuit of solving the imminent problems facing countries around the world. For this purpose, we newly launched the "World Agenda Studio" page to our website, where our activities are reported as a voice of Japan.


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