MIGA was founded nearby the Meiji University Kanda Surugadai Campus in 2011. Since April 1st 2018, we moved to the Southside of Tokyo, relocating our base to Musashino University Ariake Campus for a long-term vision of our foundational growth. Starting initially as an academic think-tank affiliated with university, we set our chief mission for the pursuit of intellectual contributions to the improvement of national security and continuous growth of world economy, by redefining Japan’s role at a new phase of international politics and economy. Through a problem-solving engagement, we make an intellectual collaboration with academia, business/industry, and government/state agency so that we can put all intelligence, knowledge, and wisdom together. Our research activities include but not limited to world economy, diplomacy/national security, social security, technology/innovation, and corporate governance. Alongside with those activities are symposium and/or workshop. Throughout these activities, we are setting our goals to make policy recommendations, academic contribution, and intellectual network with universities and think-tanks internationally
MIGA Research Projects
Our research is focused on two main areas: International Relation/National Security and Economic Policy, respectively. Here is the list of research areas below. Each research project provides the overviews, outcomes, and the events(such as international symposium) in a categorial order.
- International Relations/National Security
A New Order in the Asia-Pacific
Current Affairs in the Middle East
Evolution of Informational Technology and its policy
At MIGA, we are publishing the columns “World Diagnosis” as an opportunity for our researchers to publish a part of their research findings since 2012. Topics gaining a popularity contain further analysis by the experts based on their research outcomes. So far, we have published 2 columns in 2012, 14 columns in 2013, 16 columns in 2014 and 2015, 21 columns in 2016, and 18 columns in 2017, respectively.
Our Future Visions
Since our landing at Musashino University in April 2018, we seek to provide the venues for critically engaging in the issues and challenges we are facing in the world today. In doing so, we seek to find the ways to figure out how to cope with current affairs in international society, by working together with business professionals and researchers from developed countries, emerging nations and developing countries in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
Globalization and technology innovation, accelerated since the 2nd half of the previous century, has dramatically changed the order of world economy and national security. On one hand, it has brought out robust economic prosperity to many countries. And yet, on the other hand, it has also generated several factors of instability: growing financial risk, ballooning energy consumption, widening economic disparity, a rift between technology and regulatory system, increasing burden on social security, and wage inequality. On national security, we are also witnessing the complexity of world affairs that brought us to the end of the Cold War, and yet walk us through the subsequent series of crises such as regional conflict, terrorism, and internal civil war. Mired in instability and uncertainty, we are also facing new challenges such as the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and increasing visibility of threats by cyberattack.
In order to share mutual peace and prosperity in the globe through a continuous growth, it is necessary to find solutions to several challenges such as controlling various economic risks, stabilizing an environment for diplomacy and national security, investing in technology and its control, and standardizing a global principle of business management.
In order for Japan to avoid isolation and continue to serve as one of the key players economically and intellectually in the globe, it is essential to solidify the foundation for stimulating cross-cultural exchanges between Japan and the world. We see its significance in urgent need to create the opportunities in Japan to think together with international researchers and practitioners about current issues.Expanding our institutional growth beyond our 7-year-history, we are committed to the further development of our intellectual research.
Musashino Institute for Global Affairs