Institute for Future Initiatives

Institute for Future Initiatives
(2019; Tokyo; 26 staff;

Is an organization integrated by the Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI) and UTIAS Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S). It “makes policy and social recommendations on future society issues and pursues research in collaboration with society toward those ends.” Moreover, IFI “serves as an international network hub integrating university knowledge related to future society and as a platform for collaborative creation between industry, government, academia, and citizens”.

Research areas:


  • Topics
  • IFI News
  • IFI in the Media
    • Sustainability Science: “is an official journal hosted by the Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI) and published by Springer.”
    • Sasutena: “is a quarterly Japanese magazine on sustainability published by IFI” which is available only in Japanese.


Leadership: Kiichi Fujiwara (Director)

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