In May 2017, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Hitotsubashi University co-hosted a two-day meeting of Carnegie’s Rising Democracies Network in Tokyo, Japan. The meeting convened network members as well as local and regional experts and officials in the areas of democracy, conflict, and foreign policy. Discussions focused primarily on the nexus between democracy, conflict, and new Asian geopolitics. Members examined the role of democracy in conflict and stability in Asia and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation among Asian countries to fortify democracy and stability in the region. The Robert Bosch Stiftung was an active partner at the meeting.