Former International Affairs Fellows in Japan

sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.

Affiliations at the time of fellowship award

2013–2014 | 2012–2013 | 2011–2012 | 2010–2011 | 2009–2010 | 2008–2009 | 2007–2008 | 2006–2007 | 2005–2006 | 2004–2005 | 2003–2004 | 2002–2003 | 2000–2001 | 2001–2002 | 1999–2000 | 1998–1999 | 1997–1998

2013–2014

Annette Bradford
PhD Candidate, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, George Washington University
Topic: “Strengthening the Foundations of U.S.-Japan Relations: Recommendations for Increasing Transnational Student Flow”
Host: TOMODACHI Initiative and Meiji University

Derick Du Vivier
Director of Medicine, Nipponica MD
Topic: “A Review of Translational Medicine Medical Model and Emergence of Personalized Medicine in Japan”
Host: Meiji Institute for Global Affairs

Deena Magnall
Economic Officer, Office of Korean Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Topic: “Japan in a Changing Development Assistance Landscape”
Host: Japan Institute of International Affairs

2012–2013

James E. Platte
Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Topic: “Reshaping Japanese Energy Policy”
Host: Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Malgorzata "Maggie" Sadowska
Independent Consultant
Topic: “Public-Private Partnerships and Japan's Cybersecurity: Challenges and Opportunities for Japan and Its Bilateral Cooperation with the United States”
Host: Meiji Institute for Global Affairs

Jason D. Wheelock
Principal Analyst, Defense Programs, Congressional Budget Office
Topic: “Analysis of Alternatives to Current and Planned United States Defense Posture in East Asia and the Pacific”
Host: National Institute for Defense Studies

2011–2012

Laura Winthrop Abbot
Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate
Topic: “Beyond Operation Tomodachi: Creating Public-Private Partnerships for Revitalization of the Tohoku Region Following Japan's Triple Disaster”
Host: U.S. Embassy, Tokyo

Sean P. Connell
Director for Japan and Korea, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Topic: “Japan’s Innovation and Growth Policies: Opportunities for the U.S.-Japan Economic Relationship”
Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

Alexandra E. Harney
Visiting Scholar, Center of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong
Topic: “Lessons from Japan: Foreign Policy Implications of Japan’s New Politics”
Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

Vance F. Serchuk
Senior Adviser for Foreign Policy and National Security, U.S. Senate
Topic: “Going Global? The Prospects for Greater U.S.-Japan Strategic Cooperation Beyond the Asia-Pacific”
Host: Canon Institute for Global Studies

M. Hanscom Smith
Team Leader, U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team, Muthanna Province, Iraq, U.S. Department of State
Topic: “Strengthening the U.S.-Japan Alliance by Enhancing Japan’s Soft Power”
Host: Japan Institute of International Affairs

2010–2011

C. Spencer Abbot
Interagency Liaison, U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Navy
Topic: “Assessing U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation Vis-à-vis a Rising China”
Host: Japan Institute of International Affairs and U.S. Embassy, Tokyo

David S. Abraham
Director, ClearWater Initiative
Topic: “Opportunities to Enhance U.S. and Japanese National Energy Security: Aligning Foreign Policy with Foreign Assistance and Mobilizing Private Sector”
Host: Tokyo University and Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

Peter M. Beck
Pantech Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Topic: “Forging a Common Approach Toward North Korean Human Rights”
Host: Keio University

Mark E. Manyin
Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Topic: “Japan-South Korea Relations: A Window into Japanese Foreign Policy”
Host: National Institute for Defense Studies

2009–2010

Tericke D. Blanchard
Health Policy Manager, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Topic: “Analysis of Japan's Efforts to Improve Competitive Environment for Pharmaceuticals”
Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

Jared I. Braiterman
Design Anthropologist
Topic: “Tokyo Green Space”
Host: Tokyo University of Agriculture

Carolyn M. Leddy
International Consulting
Topic: “U.S. Nuclear Naiveté: Miscalculating Japan's Nuclear Requirement?”
Host: National Institute for Defense Studies

Julia Nesheiwat
Senior Advisor, Economic Bureau, U.S. Department of State
Topic: “U.S.-Japan Strategic Partnership on Energy Security and Climate Change: Can China be Brought Into the Fold?”
Host: Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Oppenheim
Foreign Area Officer, U.S. Army
Topic: “Russia in the Asian Pacific Region: Resurgent or Receding? Security Implications for Japan, the United States, and their Allies”
Host: National Institute for Defense Studies

2008–2009

Stephen D. Bloom
Executive Director, Japanese Garden Society of Oregon
Topic: “Grass Roots Foreign Relations: Advancing Foreign Relations with Japan through Sister City and Friendship Japanese Gardens, and the Diplomatic, Cultural, and Artistic Exchange that Flows Through Them.”
Host: Tokyo University of Agriculture

Brian P. Klein
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Topic: “Is China Asia's New Engine of Growth? Implications for Japanese Competitiveness and Regional Stability”
Host: Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and Konomi, Inc.

David A. Nakamura
Staff Writer, Washington Post
Topic: “Ageless Wonders: How Will Japan Deal With Its Elderly”
Host: Keizai Koho Center

2007–2008

Weston S. Konishi
Director of Programs, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Topic: “Japan’s Values-Oriented Diplomacy: Can Tokyo Lead Asia by Example?”
Host: Institute for International Policy Studies and National Institute for Defense Studies

David S. Law
Professor, Department of Law and Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis
Topic: “Decision-Making in a Democracy: The Japanese Supreme Court as a National Policymaker?”
Host: Keio University

2006–2007

Mala N. Htun
Professor of Political Science, New School for Social Research
Topic: “Gender Equality and the State in Japan”
Host: Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo

Frank S. Jannuzi
East Asia Specialist, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Topic: “Honor, Fear, and Interest: Avoiding a Zero-sum Game in Sino-Japanese Relations”
Host: Institute for International Policy Studies and Keio University

A. Maria Toyoda
Assistant Professor, Villanova University
Topic: “Are Development Banks Still Relevant in an Era of Global Capital?: Lessons from Japan”
Host: Japan Bank for International Cooperation

2005–2006

Douglas W. Turner
Founder & CEO, DW Turner, Inc.
Topic: “Why Minority Parties in Japan Lose”
Host: Office of Diet Member Motohisha Furukawa

Fei-Ling Wang
Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: “An East Asian Community: How Unlikely Is It?”
Host: Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo

2004–2005

Jennifer A. Amyx
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: “The Political Economy of Regional Financial and Energy Cooperation in East Asia”
Host: International Monetary Fund, Asia Regional Office

R. Michael Schiffer
Legislative Director, Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
Topic: “Reexamining the Japanese Strategic Consensus”
Host: National Institute for Defense Studies

2003–2004

Paul R. Daniels
Major, U.S. Army
Topic: “Japan’s Ascent to Independent Internationalism; Parallels with a Former WWII Ally”
Host: Institute for International Policy Studies

Robert Dujarric
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Topic: “The Future of American Forces in Japan after Korean Unification”
Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

Nancy Yao Maasbach
Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Topic: “Tri-Market Cooperation: Japan-China Business Partnerships and their Impact on U.S.-China-Japan Relations”
Host: Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

2002–2003

Daniel E. Bob
Independent Consultant
Topic: “Japan’s Policymaking in Crisis: Forging a New Approach”
Host: National Institute for Research Advancement

William E. Rapp
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Topic: “The U.S. and Japan Partnership: Formalizing Security Balancing in Northeast Asia”
Host: Institute for International Policy Studies

2001–2002

M. Elizabeth Guran
Senior Analyst, U.S. General Accounting Office
Topic: “Japan’s Role in an Asia-Pacific Security Community”
Host: National Institute for Defense Studies

Xiaobo Lu
Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Topic: “Political Economy of Regulatory Reform in Japan”
Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

2000–2001

Kimberly J. Marten
Assistant Professor, Barnard College
Topic: “Japan’s United Nations Peacekeeping Dilemma”
Host: Institute for International Policy Studies

Theodore Osius
Senior Adviser for International Affairs, Office of the Vice President, White House
Topic: “The Evolving U.S.-Japan Security Alliance”
Host: Japan Institute of International Affairs

1999–2000

Michael R. Hickok
Assistant Professor, Air War College
Topic: “The Caspian’s Future through Asian Eyes”
Host: Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

David R. Leheny
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
Topic: “U.S.-Japan Security Treaty and Japanese Politics”
Host: National Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies

Brey Sloan
Major, U.S. Army
Topic: “Cultural Aspects of U.S.-Japan Security Negotiations”
Host: National Institute for Defense Studies

1998–1999

Thomas A. Drohan
Colonel, U.S. Air Force
Topic: “The U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation Guidelines: Issues and Options”
Host: National Institute for Defense Studies and Institute for International Policy Studies

M. Diana Helweg Newton
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, White House
Topic: “Engagement plus Sanctions: An Effective Equation?”
Host: Japan Center for International Exchange

James D. Savage
Associate Professor, University of Virginia
Topic: “Budgetary Reform in Japan”
Host: Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy

David Wolff
Senior Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
Topic: “Island of Discord: Okinawa in Japanese-American Relations”
Host: Japan Institute of International Affairs

1997–1998

Lawrence W. Dwight
International Economist, Department of the Treasury
Topic: “Japanese Investment in the Asia Pacific and its Impact on Regional Trade Flows”
Host: Institute for International Monetary Affairs

Lisa C. Ferrell
Member, House of Representatives, State of Arkansas
Topic: “Worker Training and its Effects on Global Economic Competitiveness”
Host: Japan Institute of Labour

G. John Ikenberry
Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: “Strategic Interdependence: Foreign Investment and Japanese Foreign Policy”
Host: Institute for International Policy Studies

C.S. Eliot Kang
Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University
Topic: “Problems and Prospects of U.S.-Japan-ROK Security Cooperation”
Host: Japan Institute of International Affairs

William J. Long
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: “Japan’s Use of ODA for Nonproliferation Purposes”
Host: Japan Center for International Exchange