1968, graduate, Univ. of Tokyo; 1975-76, Nieman Fellow, Harvard; PhD, Keio Univ. Journalist specializing in Japanese foreign policy. Formerly, with Asahi Shimbun: Correspondent, Beijing and Washington DC; Editor-in-Chief. Member: Trilateral Commission, International Institute for Strategic Studies Advisory Council. Member, Editorial Board, The Washington Quarterly. Author of books, incl.: Managing the Dollar: From the Plaza to the Louvre (1988); Alliance Adrift (1998); Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific (2003); The Peninsula Question: A Chronicle of the Second Korean Nuclear Crisis (2007). Recipient of awards: Vaughn-Uyeda Prize (1984); Japan Press Club Award for reporting on Japan's foreign policy (1994); Shorenstein Journalism Award for helping American readers to understand the complexities of Asia (2016).