President, National Defense Academy of Japan
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.