Katsuhisa Furukawa
Senior Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center

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Katsuhisa Furukawa, IASC Senior Fellow/Japan, is an advisor to the Japan Science and Technology Agency and a consultant to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.  From 2001-2004, Furukawa was Senior Research Associate of the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ Center for Nonproliferation Studies working on Track II meetings on arms control, nonproliferation and verification in coordination with the Japanese Ministry on Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State. He previously served as a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations on projects including: Japanese Foreign Policy and U.S. Interests in Asia; Korea Task Force; Technological Change and the Future of East Asian Security; and, Democracy and Development.  He was Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute from 1998-1999 and has worked for NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Pacific Forum/CSIS. From 1992-5, Furukawa was Chief of Policy Planning at the Hiesei Research Institute, headed by Dr. Kenchi Ohmae, focused on economic and social policy discussions between major Japanese companies and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defense. Furkukawa has won numerous national honors for foreign and defense policy writing in Japan, including: the Prime Minister Sato Eisaku Prize (2000); the Yomiuri Award for New Opinion Leaders (1999); and, the Japan Committee for the Year 2001, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NHK Broadcasting and Asahi Newspapers.  Furukawa is a frequent commentator on Asian security issues, appearing in such venues as: BBC, NHK, National Public Radio, Radio Free Asia, The Japan Times, Mainichi Newspaper, The Guardian and Seikyo Shimbun. Furukawa is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where he was President of Harvard Pacific Rim International Relations, and holds a BA in economics from Keio University in Tokyo.

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