Asia Pacific Initiative (AP Initiative) is a non-profit independent Tokyo-based think tank aiming to draw up a vision to construct the liberal international order in Asia Pacific in pursuit of peace and prosperity in the region. It is the organizationally restructured development of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF), which was founded in September 2011. Using over five years of activities by RJIF as a base, we started on our second stage in July 2017.
It was established as the U.S. Corporation of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF).
RJIF is a think tank founded in September 2011, half a year after the Great East Japan Earthquake which brought about a catastrophic crisis in Japan.
We had developed several kinds of research programs about pressing issues facing Japan, under the conception of “rebuilding Japan,” starting with the Fukushima nuclear accident investigation. On the occasion of the fifth year since establishment, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation USA, Inc. (RJIF-USA) was set up in the U.S., an international intellectual network hub.
Furthermore, Asia Pacific Initiative (AP Initiative) was founded in July 2017, as RJIF is stepping from its first “rebuilding Japan phase” to its second stage, which widens the focus to the Asia Pacific region.
From here on, RJIF-USA and AP Initiative will do research and advocacy activities, hand in hand, to become an intellectual incubator which helps to construct a peaceful liberal international order in the Asia Pacific region.
Dr. Yoichi Funabashi, Chairman of RJIF, spoke at “A New Security Framework for Asia” as a panelist at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos. He discussed with the other four speakers about the strategic options for a new security framework in Asia in the current world with rising tensions and shifting balances.
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11F Ark Hills Front Tower RoP 2-23-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Japan
＜Nearest Subway Stations & Bus-stop＞
◆ 4 minute walk from Nanboku Line, Roppongi-Ichome Station
◆ 4 minute walk from Nanboku Line & Ginza Line, Tameike-Sannoh Station
◆ 7 minute walk from Chiyoda Line, Akasaka Station
◆ 1 minute walk from Toei Bus, route 01, Akasaka ARKHILLS Mae bus-stop