In June 2022, the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) at the University of Tokyo established the Strategic Communications Education and Research Unit to conduct research and education on Strategic Communications. The Unit’s establishment was supported by the European Union’s Enhancing Security In and With Asia (ESIWA) project.

The Unit organises programmes for teaching, academic and policy research, and professional seminars and engagement sessions on Strategic Communications, including the following:

  • The European Union-supported education and research programme (academic courses, practitioner engagement, public engagement, and research projects), initially focused on ‘Ambiguity as Strategic Communications Praxis’ (completed fall 2023)
  • Executive Course on Strategic Communications [Shakaijin kōza]
  • JSPS-funded international comparative study of the systems and institutions of strategic communications and countermeasures against foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI)
  • Public Seminars