Scholars, Senior Fellows & Advisors
Distinguished Guest Scholar
Michael J Green
Senior Vice President for Asia/ Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS);
Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Dr. Green is Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at CSIS and an associate professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He served on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) from 2001 through 2005, first as Director for Asian Affairs, with responsibility for Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and then as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Asia, with responsibility for East Asia and South Asia. Before joining the NSC staff, he was Senior Fellow for East Asian Security at the Council on Foreign Relations, Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center and the Foreign Policy Institute, an assistant professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and Senior Adviser on Asia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also worked in Japan on the staff of a National Diet member.
Executive Board Member and Research Fellow, Center for Industrial
Development and Environmental Governance (CIDEG), Tsinghua University Independent Director, PetroChina Company Limited
Mr. TOKUCHI Tatsuhito is currently a Board Member and Research Fellow at Tsinghua University’s Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance (CIDEG). Previously, he served as Managing Director & Chairman of the Investment Banking Committee at CITIC Securities Co., Ltd., which he joined in 2002. While at CITIC Securities, Mr. Tokuchi participated in and was the lead manager for numerous restructurings of large-cap Chinese state-owned enterprises as well as for various IPOs, including for the five largest Chinese banks. He has also led a team that served as the financial adviser for many Chinese and foreign corporations’ domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Prior to CITIC Securities, he spent more than 20 years at Daiwa Securities Group, Inc., where he was mainly responsible for the firm’s international investment banking business in Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Singapore. When he was in Singapore, Mr. Tokuchi also served as Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Investment Banking Association. He also has been providing consulting services on Chinese issues to Toyota Motors Corporation, Tokio Marine Group, and the Hoshino Resort Group. Mr. Tokuchi served as Foreign Committee Member of the Foreign Experts Advisory Committee (FEAC) at the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA). Mr. Tokuchi holds a MA in Chinese economy from Stanford University and a BA from Beijing University. He has edited two books: “Chinese SOEs’ Overseas IPOs” and “Restructuring of the Chinese Enterprises”. In 2009, he was awarded the China Friendship Award, China’s highest award for foreigners who have made outstanding contributions to China’s economic and social progress.
Lieutenant General, Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Ret.)
Senior Fellow, the Harvard Asia Center
General Oue was born in 1959 in Nara Prefecture, Japan. He entered the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) as a graduate of the National Defense Academy in 1982. Throughout his military career, he had been involved with policy development, program promotion as well as budget request regarding BMD, F-35 introduction, Joint Staff reorganization and more. Upon promotion to Lieutenant General he assumed a Commandant of the Air Staff College. Then, he served as a Commander of the Northern Air Defense Command, responsible for coping with missile launches from North Korea, response to Russian air activities to defend the territorial aerospace of Japan, and maintain readiness to provide forces with other defense sectors’ operations.
He retired August, 2017 as a Commander of Air Materiel Command, responsible for logistic operations of all Air Self Defense Force activities. LTG OUE earned Master of Public Administration from J. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1997, and Master of National Security Strategy from National War College, National Defense University of the U.S.A. in 2002. He currently serves as a company advisor and a special fellow of strategic studies institute. Since July 2019, he has also been serving at the Harvard Asia Center as a Senior Fellow.
Lieutenant General, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (Ret.)
He retired from active duty in August 2015, after thirty-five years of service in the Japan Self-Defense Force (SDF). He currently serves as a Strategic Advisor to Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. From July 2017 to June 2019, he also served at the Harvard Asia Center as a Senior Fellow.
He was Commander, Eastern Army in his final two years of service. Unique among Ground SDF general officers, General Isobe experienced Joint Staff senior positions : Director J-5 (July 2009 – August 2011) and Vice Chief of Staff (August 2012 – August 2013). He served as a linchpin of Japan-US military coordination through Operation Tomodachi during the Great East Japan Earthquake whilst serving as J-5.
He attended the National Defense Academy (the SDF joint military academy) and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1981. He was a helicopter aviator who flew OH-6 and CH-47. After his graduation from Command & General Staff College, GSDF, he served at Japan-US Security Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (August 1989 – August 1991). He also served various staff appointments in General Staff Office, GSDF. His command positions included 9th Aviation Squadron, 7th Armored Division and Eastern Army.
He earned a master degree in Military Studies at USMC University, Quantico in 1996. His master’s paper earned the Brigadier A. W. Hammett Award. He also received a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy at NDU, Fort McNair in 2003. His awards include the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal.
APIF President and API Senior Fellow
Former Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia
Special Advisor on National Security, National Security Secretariat
Dr Miyagawa held successive positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Legal Desk Chief, Deputy Director of the US-Japan Trade Division and of the Russian Division, Director within the Economic Affairs Bureau and Asia Oceanian Bureau, Deputy DG (Director-General) of Climate Change Negotiations, DG of Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, and DG of Middle East and North Africa. He served in the Japanese embassies in the UK and Malaysia, and in the Japanese Mission in Geneva. Currently, he holds the position of Special Advisor on National Security, NSS, within the Cabinet Bureau of Japan. He received a D.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford University, and a BSc in Aeronautical and Spacecraft Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He has lectured at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and at the University of Tokyo, and has served as Director of the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). He has published numerous books and articles, including “Do Economic Sanctions Work?” He received the distinction of Commandeur de L’Ordre National du Mérite (Commandeur) from the Republic of France.
Dean, API Institute of Geoeconomic Studies and API Senior Fellow
Distinguished Professor, Keio University
Co-Director, Keio University Cyber Civilization Research Center
Special Advisor to the Cabinet
MURAI Jun received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1987 from Keio University, and majored in Computer Science, Computer Network, and Computer Communication. In 1984 he established JUNET (Japan University UNIX Network), the first network in Japan connecting multiple universities. In 1988 he established the WIDE (Widely Integrated Distributed Environment) Project, a Japanese Internet research consortium. He has long been engaged in research related to Internet technology platforms, and is known as the Father of the Internet in Japan, and as the Internet Samurai in international circles. He is a member of the Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of an Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society (IT Strategic Headquarters), and of the Cyber Security Policy Council, National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), Cabinet Secretariat. He also chairs and serves on many other governmental committees, and is active in numerous international scientific associations. He was a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from 1993-95, the board of trustees of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1997-2000, and the board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 1998-2000. He was inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame (Pioneer), and his distinctions include the 2011 IEEE Internet Award, the 2005 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award, and Knight of the Legion of Honor, which he was awarded in 2019 by the French government.
Special Advisor, API Institute of Geoeconomic Studies
Dennis C. Blair
Former Director of National Intelligence, United States
Former Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command; Retired Navy Admiral
Knott Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Practice, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Admiral Dennis Blair is the first Knott Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Practice at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He serves as a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC) and on the board of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). In addition, he serves on the boards of Freedom House, the National Bureau of Asian Research, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. From January 2009 to May 2010, as Director of National Intelligence, Admiral Blair led the sixteen national intelligence agencies. He was president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Defense Analyses in 2003-06. Prior to retiring from the Navy in 2002 after a career of 34 years, Admiral Blair was the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Admiral Blair earned a master’s degree in history and languages from Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar.