Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

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Issei Akahori

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Assistant Manager, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation).

Research interests: Defense industry; space security; cybersecurity; and US-Japan security cooperation.

61 Kirkland Street, room 307
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
Shinju Fujihira

Shinju Fujihira

Executive Director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations.

Research interests: Finance and international strategic competition; comparative and international political economy; and Japanese politics and foreign policy.

61 Kirkland Street
Room 305
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-4921
p: (617) 495-1890
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Sho Funakoshi

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Staff Writer, Science News Department, Yomiuri Shimbun.

Research interests: Scientific misconduct; science policy; science journalism; and the Fukushima nuclear accident.

61 Kirkland Street, room 307
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
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Nobuhiro Hemmi

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Partner, Head of Global Business Intelligence, Global Strategy Office, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC; Member, Deloitte Global Economist Council.

Research interests: Government-business collaboration; development strategies in the (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) ASEAN and China; and Japan's corporate strategies.

61 Kirkland Street, room 303
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
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Makoto Iokibe

Senior Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto; Professor Emeritus, Kobe University; President, Hyogo Earthquake Memorial 21st Century Research Institute.

Research interests: Rise of China and Asia-Pacific international relations; reconstruction from natural disasters in modern Japan; and comparative analysis of the earthquakes in Kobe, Tohoku, and Kumamoto.

61 Kirkland Street, room 203
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
Azusa Katagiri

Azusa Katagiri

Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. PhD, Department of Political Science, Stanford University.

Research interests: Interstate conflict; foreign policy and domestic audience; US-Japan relations; and text analysis and machine learning.

61 Kirkland Street, room 301
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
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Ryo Kiyomiya

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Staff Writer, Foreign News Section, Asahi Shimbun.

Research interests: US nuclear weapons policy; international nuclear disarmament; and the relationship between the state, media, and public opinion.

61 Kirkland Street, room 301
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
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Kozue Meguro

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Section Chief, Financial System Stabilization Division, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Finance, Japan.

Research interests: International finance; and financial regulation after the global financial crisis.

61 Kirkland Street, room 302
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
Rie Niida

Rie Niida

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Immigration Inspector, Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice, Japan.

Research interests: Immigration policy and law in the United States and Japan; and unskilled workers as temporary residents, permanent residents, and immigrants.

61 Kirkland Street, room 301
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
Hidefumi Nogami

Hidefumi Nogami

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Staff Writer, Asahi Shimbun.

Research interests: Nuclear security and energy cooperation; political leadership in response to natural disasters; and the Fukushima nuclear accident.

61 Kirkland Street, room 302
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
Do Ozaki

Do Ozaki

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Vice Director, Policy Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan.

Research interests: International trade in agricultural goods; and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

61 Kirkland Street, room 307
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
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Susan J. Pharr

Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: The social basis for democracy in Japan; comparative political behavior; comparative politics of industrial nations; and democratization and social change in Japan and Asia.

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S238
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-8083
p: (617) 495-9992
Crystal Pryor

Crystal Pryor

Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Washington.

Research interests: Dual-use technologies; strategic export controls; and East Asian security.

61 Kirkland Street, room 301
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890
Justin Reeves

Justin Reeves

Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University.

Research interests: Celebrity politics; voting and elections; legislative behavior; experimental methods; and Japanese politics.

61 Kirkland Street, room 301
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1890