Prof. HOSOYA Yuichi appointed Managing Director and Research Director

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that Dr. HOSOYA Yuichi, Professor of International Politics at Keio University and API’s Senior Consulting Fellow, has been appointed API’s Managing Director and Research Director.

Prof. HOSOYA will play a central role in API’s research activities and will also be part of the management team.


Profile of HOSOYA Yuichi (Professor, Keio University)

HOSOYA Yuichi is professor of international politics at Keio University, Tokyo. Professor Hosoya was a member of the Advisory Board at Japan’s National Security Council (NSC) (2014-2016). He was also a member of Prime Minister’s Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security (2013-14), and Prime Minister’s Advisory Panel on National Security and Defense Capabilities (2013). Professor Hosoya studied international politics at Rikkyo (BA), Birmingham (MIS), and Keio (Ph.D.). He was a visiting professor and Japan Chair (2009–2010) at Sciences-Po in Paris (Institut d’Études Politiques) and a visiting fellow (Fulbright Fellow, 2008–2009) at Princeton University. His research interests include the postwar international history, British diplomatic history, Japanese foreign and security policy, and contemporary East Asian international politics. His most recent publications include, Security Politics: Legislation for a New Security Environment (Tokyo: JPIC, 2019) and History, Memory, and Politics in Postwar Japan (co-ed., Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2020). His comments appeared at New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, USA Today, Die Welt and Le Monde, as well as at major Japanese media.


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Established in July 2017, Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is a think tank and forum which aims to uphold and strengthen the liberal international order in the Asia-Pacific so as to maintain peace and prosperity in the region.

API’s Mission Statement

  • Liberalism – We will aim to realize a liberal and open society and world where individual initiatives are valued
  • Innovation – We will advance society through innovation
  • Policy Entrepreneurship – We will foster policy entrepreneurship that will set agendas and pursue policy imagination for the public


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