Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) is an \"independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization dedicated to strengthening Japan\'s role in international networks of dialogue and cooperation. Founded in 1970 by Tadashi Yamamoto, their stated goals are:
- promoting Japan’s engagement in the international community;
- encouraging thoughtful and collaborative analysis of critical issues in international affairs;
- strengthening civil society and enhancing its domestic and global contributions; and
- establishing, strengthening, and expanding networks of dialogue and cooperation.