久保 文明/Fumiaki Kubo

Fumiaki Kubo


President, National Defense Academy of Japan

Areas of Expertise

US political and diplomatic history, modern American parties, policy making, US foreign policy

Research Unit

External Relations


As the leader:

Contemporary American Studies


Received a doctorate in law from the University of Tokyo. Was the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of American Government and History, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo, a professor at Keio University, a Fulbright scholar at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland, and, from 2001 to 2002, a member of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s discussion panel on a direct election system for prime minister. Was an invited professor at Sciences Po, Paris, in 2009. Is now a member of the U.S.–Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON). Since 2014 is a Japan scholar in the Asia Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a member of the Basic Policy Working Group of the Space Policy Commission, Cabinet Office.