The Kajima Institute of International Peace(hereafter KIIP) was founded in July 1966 through the endowment of the late Dr. Morinossuké Kajima, a former diplomat, a scholar of history of foreign relations, a member of the House of Councilors and the Chairman of the Kajima Corporation, for the purpose of promoting research and study on issues of international peace.

From its inception, KIIP has attempted, on the initiative of the founder, to design the itself as a forum for experienced public figures in politics, civil service, academia and the business world, by providing them with opportunities to exchange views on important issues of international concern.