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Glen Fukushima

Senior Fellow

Glen S. Fukushima is a Senior Fellow at 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 a 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 is a published author in both English and Japanese on topics ranging from political economy to international law.

Fukushima served two presidents at the U.S. Trade Representative, where he worked as deputy assistant USTR for Japan and China and director for Japanese affairs. He is credited with opening Japanese markets in numerous sectors for U.S. exports during his time at the USTR. After leaving government, Fukushima served as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and worked for four American companies, including time as president of the Japan operations of NRC Corporation, Cadence Design Systems Inc., and Arthur D. Little Inc., as well as vice president for international affairs of AT&T.

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. His doctoral thesis examined the evolution of antitrust and competition policy in Japan from 1947 to 1982. He also studied in Japan at Keio University and at the University of Tokyo as a Fulbright fellow.

Fukushima has published numerous articles in both English and Japanese on topics ranging from political economy to international law, which have appeared in newspapers and journals such as 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 is the author of three books in Japanese, The Politics of U.S. – Japan Trade Friction (Asahi Shimbunsha, 1992); A New Era in U.S. – Japan Relations? (Sekai Bunkasha, 1993); and How the Japanese Economy Can Revive by the Year 2001 (Bungei Shunju, 1999).