Hideshi Futori is a Japan Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists where he focuses on nuclear energy issues and Asian diplomatic and defense issues. Prior to joining FAS, Futori had been a Japan Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Research Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, and Chairman of the Harvard Commemorative Cherry Tree Planting Initiative for the 100th anniversary of cherry trees given to the United States from Japan. Also, Futori worked as a Japan Studies Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, Sasakawa Peace Foundation Research Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS, and Visiting Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Japan Studies and Cooperation at Vanderbilt University.
Prior to his fellowship in the United States, Futori served as Chief of Staff at the office of Akihisa Nagashima, a House of Representatives member, from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Futori earned his Bachelor of Laws and M.A. in Political Science from Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan.
2014 February 10: Wilson Center, "Japan's Role In Asia's Nuclear Security"
2013 May 13: Asia Pacific Bulletin No 213, "Japan's Disaster Relief Diplomacy: Fostering Military Cooperation In Asia"
Fall 2012: USJP Occassional Paper (Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University), "U.S.-Japan Alliance And The Rise Of Chinese Naval Power"