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  • November 10, 2017:On November 10th, the joint meeting of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 18th meeting of the Board of Directors was held.
    It accepted the Progress Report of the 10th Business Term, and approved the Plan and the Budget of the 11th Business Term.
  • March 17, 2017:On March 17th, the joint meeting of the 9th General Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 17th meeting of the Board of Directors was held.
    It approved the Activity Report and the Closing Account of the 9th Business Term.
  • November 14, 2016:On November 14th, the joint meeting of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 16th meeting of the Board of Directors was held.
    It accepted the Progress Report of the 9th Business Term, and approved the Plan and the Budget of the 10th Business Term.
  • March 24, 2016:On March 15th, the joint meeting of the 8th General Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 15th meeting of the Board of Directors was held.
    It approved the Activity Report and the Closing Account of the 8th Business Term.
    5 members; Fujio MITARAI (Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Chairman & CEO, Canon Inc.),
    Shigemitsu MIKI (Supervisor, Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.), Kenji MIYAHARA (Supervisor, Honorary Adviser, Sumitomo Corporation), Tomijiro MORITA (Supervisor, Senior Advisor, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited), Hideji SUGIYAMA (Supervisor, President, The Shoko Chukin Bank Ltd.), were reappointed as Supervisors.
    5 members; Toshihiko FUKUI (President, Former Governor of the Bank of Japan), Ryozo HAYASHI
    (Director and Special Advisor, Director, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs), Akinari HORII (Director and
    Special Advisor, Former Assistant Governor of the Bank of Japan (International Activities)), Teruhiko
    IKEDA (Director, President, Shouohkai Foundation, and Advisor, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.),
    and Toshizo TANAKA (Senior Managing Director, Executive Vice President & CFO, Canon Inc.),
    were reappointed as Directors.
  • January 27, 2016:We are saddened to announce that our dear colleague Mr. Akihiro Sawa, Research Organizer of The Canon Institute for Global Studies, passed away on January 16, 2016.
  • December 09, 2015:We are saddened to announce that our dear colleague Dr. Tetsuo Yuhara, Research Director of The Canon Institute for Global Studies, passed away on November 18, 2015.
  • November 30, 2015:On November 30th, the joint meeting of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 14th meeting of the Board of Directors was held.
    It accepted the Progress Report of the 8th Business Term, and approved the Plan and the Budget of the 9th Business Term.
  • March 24, 2015:On March 24th, the joint meeting of the 7th General Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 13th meeting of the Board of Directors was held.
    It approved the Activity Report and the Closing Account of the 7th Business Term.
  • November 28, 2014:On November 27th, the joint meeting of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 12th meeting of the Board of Directors was held.
    It accepted the Progress Report of the 7th Business Term, and approved the Plan and the Budget of the 8th Business Term.
  • May 28, 2014:The CIGS opened the new page of "The Utokyo Daily Price Index" in its website.
    To visit the page, either jump from the banner located in each pages, or click here.
  • March 24, 2014:On March 24th, the joint meeting of the 6th General Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 11th meeting of the Board of Directors was held.
    It approved the Activity Report and the Closing Account of the 6th Business Term.
    6 members; Toshihiko FUKUI (President, Former Governor of the Bank of Japan), Ryozo HAYASHI (Director and Special Advisor, Director, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs), Akinari HORII (Director and Special Advisor, Former Assistant Governor of the Bank of Japan (International Activities)), Teruhiko IKEDA (Director, President, Shouohkai Foundation, and Advisor, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.), Toshizo TANAKA (Senior Managing Director, Executive Vice President and CFO, Canon Inc.), and Tetsuo YUHARA (Director and Research Director, Advisor to The Headquarters for Ocean Policy), were reappointed as Directors.
  • December 20, 2013:On December 17th, the joint meeting of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 10th meeting of the Board of Directors was held.
    It accepted the Progress Report of the 6th Business Term, and approved the Plan and the Budget of the 7th Business Term.
  • September 05, 2013:On September 5th, the CIGS annouces a latest annual plan on the pages of "Research Areas & Themes".
  • March 18, 2013:On March 18th, the joint meeting of the 5th General Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 9th meeting of the Board of Directors was held.
    It approved the Activity Report and the Closing Account of the 5th Business Term.
  • November 20, 2012:On November 20th, the joint meeting of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 8th meeting of the Board of Directors was held.
    It accepted the Progress Report of the 5th Business Term, and approved the Plan and the Budget of the 6th Business Term.
  • September 18, 2012:The CIGS opened the new page of "Messages from the Management" in its website.
    To read the essays, either jump from the banner located in each pages, or click here.
  • December 15, 2011:Server maintenance information.
    The CIGS website will be temporarily closed due to server maintenance.
    [ December 27, 2011 14:00 - 17:00 (GMT+09:00)]
    We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
  • November 28, 2011:On November 21st, the joint meeting of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 6th meeting of the Board of Directors was held. It accepted the Progress Report of the 4th Business Term, and approved the Plan and the Budget of the 5th Business Term.
  • May 09, 2011:As of May 1st, Miyako SUDA (Former Members of the Policy Board, Bank of Japan) was appointed as a Special Advisor, and Kazumasa KUSAKA (Former Vice‐Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Advisor, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) was appointed as an Advisor.
  • March 16, 2011:On March 14th, the joint meeting of the 3rd General Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 5th meeting of the Board of Directors was held. It approved the Activity Report and the Closing Account of the 3rd Business Term.
  • February 09, 2011:The CIGS launched its redesigned website.
  • December 09, 2010:On December 9th, the joint meeting of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 4th meeting of the Board of Directors was held. It accepted the Progress Report of the 3rd Business Term, and approved the Plan and the Budget of the 4th Business Term.
    Akinari Horii (Special Advisor) was appointed as a Director in addition to the then-current members.
  • September 03, 2010:The CIGS opened the new pages of "Research Areas & Themes" in its website.
  • July 01, 2010:As of July 1st, Akinari Horii (Former Assistant Governor, Bank of Japan) was appointed as a Special Advisor, and Fumio HAYASHI (Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (ICS), Hitotsubashi University) was appointed as an Advisor in replacement of Hirotaka TAKEUCHI.
  • April 15, 2010:As of April 15th, Hiroshi YOSHIKAWA (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo) was appointed as an Advisor in addition to the then-current members.
  • March 03, 2010:On March 3rd, the joint meeting of the 2nd General Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 3rd meeting of the Board of Directors was held. It approved the Activity Report and the Closing Account of the 2nd Business Term. It also adopted some amendments to the rules and regulations.
    5 members; Toshihiko FUKUI (President, Former Governor of the Bank of Japan), Teruhiko IKEDA (Director, Chairman of Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.), Ryozo HAYASHI (Director and Advisor, Professor at Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo), Tetsuo YUHARA (Director and Research Director, Project Professor at Department of Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo), and Toshizo TANAKA (Senior Managing Director, Executive Vice President and CFO, Canon Inc.), were reappointed as Directors.
  • November 25, 2009:On November 25th, the joint meeting of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 2nd meeting of the Board of Directors was held. It accepted the Progress Report of the 2nd Business Term, and approved the Plan and the Budget of the 3rd Business Term.
  • March 13, 2009:On March 13th, the joint meeting of the 1st General Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the 1st meeting of the Board of Directors was held at the Headquarters of Canon Inc. in Tokyo.
    It approved the Activity Report and the Closing Account of the 1st Business Term. It also approved the Plan and the Budget of the 2nd Business Term. It also adopted the necessary rules and regulations of the CIGS.
    4 members; Junichi UJIIE (Chairman, Nomura Holdings), Yukio OKAMOTO (President, Okamoto Associates, Inc.), Ikujiro NONAKA (Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University), Hirotaka TAKEUCHI (Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (ICS), Hitotsubashi University), were appointed as Advisors.
  • February 16, 2009:The CIGS opened its office on the 11th floor of the Shin-Marunouchi Building.
  • December 01, 2008:The Canon Institute for Global Studies was established in the form of a general incorporated foundation.