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Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS) 2005f
5th floor, Toranomon 5 Mori Building, 1-17-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
tel:81-3 5253 2511 fax:81-3-5253 2510

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1988.

General Description: IIPS was founded by former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone for research and study, international exchange, and other activities conducive to examining critical issues facing the world and Japan. IIPS pursues an ambitious research program that covers international politics, economics, security, energy, and the environment. Research staff, mostly seconded from various Japanese government ministries and businesses for a period of two years, conduct research activities and present policy proposals that address present and future global trends. Visiting research fellows from the United States, Europe, and Asia pursue their own research projects for varying lengths of time and participate in IIPS activities. IIPS holds regular seminars and symposia in Tokyo on important political and economic issues, inviting noted scholars and distinguished speakers from throughout the world. In addition, IIPS conducts a number of joint projects with other research organizations.

Annual Budget: USD 4 million

Staff: 24 (14 research, 10 administrative/support), 1 visiting

Executive Officers:
Mr. NAKASONE, Yasuhiro (Chairman)
Mr. NAKAGAWA, Yukitsugu (Vice Chairman)
Mr. SATO, Ken (Vice Chairman)
Amb. OKAWARA, Yoshio (President)

Public Relations:
Mr. ASANO, Yoshitsugu (Administrative Director)
Mr. KOJIMA, Hiroshi (Deputy Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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