Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

Kotaro Ono

Kotaro Ono

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

Research interests: Politics; US-Japan political relations; and the US-Japan alliance.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Sadamasa Oue

Sadamasa Oue

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Executive Advisor, Mobility Business Unit II, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.; Lieutenant General, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Retired.

Research interests: Artificial Intelligence (AI); AI's military applications; Asian security; and US-Japan alliance.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Sangjun Park

Sangjun Park

Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Visiting Researcher, Osaka University.

Research interests: US-Japan relations; Korea-Japan relations; colonialism governance; intergovernmental relations; and decentralization.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Susan J. Pharr

Senior Adviser, 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, S238
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-9992

Momo Sakamoto

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Junior Associate Judge of Sapporo District Court, Ministry of Justice, Japan.

Research interests: Children's rights and child protection law; family; school; criminal /juvenile law; immigration; and disability law.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Natsuko Sakata

Natsuko Sakata

Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in the United States of America.

Research interests: International security; United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO); development; globalized economy/infrastructure export; US-Japan relations; and media relations.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Diana M. Stanescu

Diana M. Stanescu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. PhD, Department of Politics, Princeton University.

Research interests: International trade; bureaucratic politics; foreign policy; Japanese politics; quantitative methods; and global law.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Nozomi Suzuki

Nozomi Suzuki

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

Research interests: Political economy of regulation; innovation and entrepreneurship; and economic policy responses to natural disasters and COVID-19.

61 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Ezra F. Vogel

Honorary Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University.
Research interests: Modern Japan; Japanese industrialization; rise of Japan communist society in China; Deng Xiaoping; United States relations with Asia; reform-era China; and the second Sino-Japanese War.