Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

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Yasuhiro Arai

Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Economics, Kochi University.
Research interests: The economics of patent pledges and intellectual property rights.
61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Christina L. Davis

Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2022–2023).
Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
Research interests: Politics of international trade; foreign policy of East Asia and Japan; and geopolitics and international organizations.
1737 Cambridge Street
Knafel Building 216
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4446
Nicholas  A. R.  Fraser

Nicholas A. R. Fraser

Policy Innovations Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.

Research interests: Identity, ethnicity, and immigration; and bureaucratic and judicial politics.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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.... Read more about Shinju Fujihira

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

Takatsugu Haneo

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Assistant Manager, Keidanren.

Research interests: US fiscal policy related to economic growth and fiscal consolidation.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tokuhiro Ikeda

Tokuhiro Ikeda

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Director, National Security Institute, Fujitsu System Integration Laboratories LTD; Senior Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center.

Research interests: Maritime security in East Asia.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Trevor Incerti

Trevor Incerti

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

Research interests: Political economy; business and politics; corruption; regulation; and Japanese politics.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Willy Jou

Willy Jou

Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Associate Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University.

Research interests: Comparative politics; public opinion; attitudes toward democracy; and understanding of ideology.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Kei Kitanohara

Kei Kitanohara

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Superintendent, National Police Agency, Japan.

Research interests: Legal framework for criminal investigation; criminal justice system; cybercrime; cybersecurity; investigation method; digital forensics; and public-private partnerships.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Ichiro Matsuo

Ichiro Matsuo

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Journalist, Asahi Shimbun; Fulbright Scholar.

Research interests: Nuclear disarmament and arms control in the former Soviet Union; proliferation of dual-use technologies; and the United Nations disarmament machinery.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Ji Miao

Ji Miao

Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Associate Professor; Senior Research Fellow, China Foreign Affairs University.

Research interests: Japanese politics and foreign policy; contemporary Chinese studies; Asian regionalism; and international relations of the Indo-Pacific.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Keisuke Mito

Keisuke Mito

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Assistant Director, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan.

Research interests: Innovation policy and ecosystems; small and medium enterprise policy; startups; and industry-university collaboration.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Nobuhiro Mitsuoka

Nobuhiro Mitsuoka

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Project Manager and System Engineer, NTT.

Research interests: Climate crisis; realizing carbon-free society; local production of energy for local consumption; eco-correctness; and life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emission.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
So Morikawa

So Morikawa

Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo.

Research interests: Public administration; public policy; infrastructure management; and development studies.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138