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Aki Nagashima is Research Associate for Asian Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington D. C. He is currently engaged in a two-year projects on "Managing Change on the Korean Peninsula" and on "Japanese Foreign Policy and U.S. Interests in Asia" at the Council.
Before joining the Council's Washington Office in August of 1997, Nagashima was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for United States-Japan Studies and Cooperation of Vanderbilt University (1994-1995), Chief Political Analyst at the Heisei Research Institute, Tokyo (1992-1993), Chief of Staff at the Office of Representative Nobuteru Ishihara (LDP-Tokyo) (1990-1993), and a professional lecturer of Constitutional Law at the Tokyo Bunka Junior College, Tokyo (1989-1992).
Nagashima received his M.A. from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and his LL.M. from Keio University Graduate School of Law in 1988. He received his B.A. in Political Science and LL.B. from Keio University in 1984 and 1986, respectively.
Aki won the prestigious Yomiuri Newspaper Award for Best New Essayist in 1997. His recent articles include "Key Areas to Watch in Japan-U.S. Security Relations, (co-authored) Japan Quarterly, January-March 1999; "A Final Farewell to Japan's Kabuki Politics, The Japan Times, July 20, 1998; "Shin-gaidorain hoseibi: Yatto 'ippo' wo fumidashita [The Legislation of the Defense Guidelines: 'One Step' Forward at Last]," (co-authored) This Is Yomiuri, June 1998; "Shin gaidorain to kokkai kino no kyoka"[The New U.S.-Japan Defense Guidelines and Strengthening the Function of the National Diet], Asahi Shimbun, January 29, 1998; "Chuo Koron" and "Gaiko Forum" in Global Newsstand, Foreign Policy, Summer 1998 and Fall 1998; "'Futsu no kuni' ni motomerareru seiji no shinryo: 'anzenhosho big bang' seiko eno kagi" [Political Prudence Is Needed in a "Normal State": Keys to Success of Japanese "Security Big Bang"], This Is Yomiuri, January 1998. Aki's scheduled publication include book chapters on "Managing the New U.S.-Japan Alliance: Enhancing Structures and Mechanisms to Address Post-Cold War Requirements" (co-authored) in Patrick Cronin and Michael Green eds., The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Past, Present, and Future (Council on Foreign Relations, 19998) and on "Korea-Japan Maritime Cooperation" in ROK-Japan Security Cooperation (The Hudson Institute, 1999). He is currently working on a journal article entitled "The Right to Collective Self-Defense: Security Dilemma or Political Inertia?" Aki was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1962. He is fluent in English. He is married with two daughters (3 weeks and 4 years old).
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