The Tokyo Foundation for Policy ResearchThe Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research

A Research Institute Offering
Broader Policy Options for the Future

The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research

The challenges confronting Japan are staggering—an aging, dwindling population; the atrophying of outlying regions; the rise of China; energy issues... Japan is at the forefront of these and other emerging global issues,yet its policy and political options are narrowing. Input from public policy think tanks has consequently never been more important.

Seeing these challenges as opportunities to gain a head start on working out solutions the Tokyo Foundation is evolving in 2018 into a policy institute to undertake theoretical and evidence-based research and to offer concrete policy proposals leading to real-life changes. Our new name—the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research—reflects our resolve to offer society broader policy options and encourage competition among those options.

As the preeminent think tank in a country at the forefront of emerging global challenges we are becoming a policy institute offering a choice of blueprints for tomorrow.

Policy Research and Implementation

Making Real-World Impact through Quality Research and Rigorous Analysis

Renowned experts from diverse fields in Japan and other countries will be invited to work in independent research units comprising research fellows and support staff. We will undertake theoretical and evidence-based research and offer concrete policy proposals leading to real-life changes.

Leadership Development

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders in Countries around the World

One of our missions is to identify and nurture leaders of the future, both in Japan and around the world. We undertake three programs to develop outstanding human resources capable of seeing issues from a broad perspective and creatively pursuing the right path.