Glen Fukushima

Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.; American Chamber of Commerce in Japan; former Deputy Assistant, U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China

Japan’s Economics: Prospects and Pitfalls

Glen Fukushima is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S.-Japan relations, U. S. Foreign policy in East Asia, and international trade. Fukushima previously worked as the senior vice president of AirBus SAS, and chairman and director of AirBus Japan K.K., where he was responsible for the company’s relationships with leaders in politics, government, media, and the private sector throughout the country.

 Fukushima served two presidents as the U.S. Trade Representative. As deputy assistant for Japan and China and director for Japanese affairs, he is credited with opening Japanese market in numerous sectors for U.S. exports. He served as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan after leaving government. He was also president of the Japanese operations for NCR Corporation, Cadence Design Systems, and Arthur D. Little Inc., as well as vice president for international affairs at AT&T.

  Fukushima is a published author n both English and Japanese on topics ranging from political economy to international law. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Harvard Business Review, Asahi Evening News, and Japan Times. He also has authored three books in Japanese – The Politics of U.S – Japan Trade Friction; A New Era in U.S. –Japanese Trade Relations?; and How The Japanese Economy Can Revive by the Year 2001.

 Fukushima is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard University, where he received his J.D. and studied in the M.B. A. and Ph.D. programs. He also studied in Japan at Keio University and at the University of Tokyo as a Fulbright fellow.