Japan will revise its Basic Design for Peace and Health (Global Health Cooperation) in 2020. To ensure the new policy maximizes the efficacy and efficiency of Japan’s development assistance for health (DAH), the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) has launched a public-private special taskforce chaired by H.E. Mr. Yasuhisa Shiozaki, former Minister for Health, Labour and Welfare to reevaluate Japan’s DAH and compile recommendations by next June to provide inputs into a new Design. The new Design is expected to facilitate effective implementation of Japan's DAH on the ground through closer partnership with countries and with development agencies. In order to maintain the relevance of Japan’s DAH strategies in a changing global health landscape and ensure closer alignment with national strategies, it is critical to have a dialogue with national and global health leaders about the task force’s preliminary thought on the key directions that Japan's DAH strategy should take.