Whither Japan after 3/11
is the former Editor-in-Chief and Columnist for the Asahi Shimbun. He graduated from University of Tokyo and acquired his Ph.D. from Keio University. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University (1975-76), a visiting Fellow at the Institute for International Economics (1987), a Donald Keene Fellow at Columbia University (2003), and a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo Public Policy Institute (2005-2006). During his service at the Asahi Shimbun, he received many prizes including the Vaughn-Ueda Prize, the Japan Press Award and the Ishibashi Tazan Prize. His books in English include The Peninsula Question (Brookings Institute, 2007); Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific, ed. (USIP, 2003); Alliance Tomorrow, ed. (Tokyo Foundation, 2001) and Asia-Pacific Fusion: Japan's Role in APEC (Institute for International Economics, 1995, winner of the Mainichi Shimbun Asia Pacific Grand Prix Award). His recent articles and papers in English include: "Forget Bretton Woods II: the Role for U.S.-China-Japan Trilateralism" (Washington Quarterly, April 2009); "Keeping Up With Asia" (Foreign Affairs, September/October 2008); "Koizumi landslide: the China factor" (Yale Global Online, 9/15/05), "China is preparing a 'peaceful ascendancy' " (International Herald Tribune, 12/30/04) and "Learning from five years of trialogue" (China-Japan-US: Meeting New Challenges, 2002). His most recent article is "Tryst with Destiny
" (Yale Global Online, 23rd March 2011).