Glen S.

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Glen S. Fukushima

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Glen S. Fukushima is a nonresident senior fellow at American Progress, where he focuses on U.S.-Asia relations. In October 2021, President Joe Biden nominated him to be vice chair of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in April 2022.

From 1990 to 2012, Fukushima was based in Asia as a senior executive at one European and four American corporations. He was elected once as vice president and twice as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and served on several corporate boards in the United States, Europe, and Japan. He has also served as a visiting professor at Sophia University, Kyoto University, and Waseda University.

From 1985 to 1990, Fukushima served as director for Japanese affairs (1985–1988) and deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for Japan and China (1988–1990) at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the Executive Office of the President. He started his career as an attorney at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.

He was educated in the United States at Deep Springs College, Stanford University, Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School. He also studied in Japan as an exchange scholar at Keio University and as a Fulbright fellow at the University of Tokyo.


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How Japan can drive faster toward a clean-energy future In the News

How Japan can drive faster toward a clean-energy future

In an op-ed for Kyodo News, Alan Yu and Glen S. Fukushima argue that while Japan’s support for new research into clean energy alternatives should be commended, the nation should also invest more heavily in deploying technologies that have already proven successful, such as solar and wind power.

Kyodo News

Alan Yu, Glen S. Fukushima

Abe’s Election in Japan Will Affect America’s Asian Pivot In the News

Abe’s Election in Japan Will Affect America’s Asian Pivot

Proponents of the Obama administration’s “pivot” toward Asia should be heartened by the results of Japan’s parliamentary election. The Liberal Democratic Party’s landslide victory in the lower house Sunday augurs well for a reinvigorated U.S.-Japanese relationship.

The Washington Post

Glen S. Fukushima

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