Prof. JIMBO Ken joins API as MSF Executive Director

Asia Pacific Initiative (API) is pleased to announce that Dr. JIMBO Ken, Professor at the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University, joined our institution on January 1, 2021, as MSF Executive Director1/.

1/ MSF:Japan – U.S. Military Statesmen Forum

< Profile of Prof. JIMBO Ken>
JIMBO Ken is Professor at the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University. He served as a Special Advisor to the Minister of Defense, Japan Ministry of Defense (2020) and a Senior Advisor, The National Security Secretariat (2018-20).

His main research fields are in International Security, Japan-US Security Relations, Japanese Foreign and Defense Policy, Multilateral Security in Asia-Pacific, and Regionalism in East Asia. He has been a policy advisor for various Japanese governmental commissions and research groups including for the National Security Secretariat, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His policy writings have appeared in NBR, The RAND Corporation, Stimson Center, Pacific Forum CSIS, Japan Times, Nikkei, Yomiuri, Asahi and Sankei Shimbun.

His recent books and articles include, “Sino-Russian Military Cooperation and Japanese Defense Policy”, Ken Jimbo et al., Japan and the Sino-Russian Entente: The Future of Major-Power Relations in Northeast Asia (Seattle: National Bureau of Asian Research, 2017); “Anchoring Diversified Security Cooperation in the ADMM-Plus: A Japanese Perspective” Asia Policy, No.22 (July 2016); “Japan-US-Australia Cooperation on Capacity Building in Southeast Asia”, Yuki Tatsumi ed., US-Japan-Australia Security Relations: Prospects and Challenges (Stimson Center, 2015); “US Rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific: A Japanese Perspective,” in William Tow and Douglas Stuart eds., The New US Strategy towards Asia: Adapting to the American Pivot (London: Routledge, 2015); Ken JIMBO ed., Regional Security Architecture in the Asia-Pacific, Tokyo Foundation (2010) (in Japanese: Ajia Taiheiyo no Chiiki Anzen Hosho Ahkitekucha).

< About API >
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.

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  • 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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