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Jun Isomura

Senior Fellow

Senior Fellow Jun Isomura joined Hudson Institute in September 2005. He directs the U.S.-Japan Strategic Summit Program. Prior to joining Hudson, Isomura spent 12 years running his own international public affairs firm and risk consulting firm. He was a pioneer in the cyber security field in Japan. From 1997 to 2000 he conducted the cyber security project “Committee for a Large-Scale Plan for Network Security” for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. He was also a cabinet office member of the committee responsible for the “Special Action Plan of Countermeasures against Cyber-Terrorism on Critical Infrastructure.”

As staff to the late Shintaro Abe, former minister of foreign affairs and former secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party, in 1990 Isomura arranged a meeting between the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Shintaro Abe. Isomura had a private meeting with Soviet Vice President Gennady Yanayev in the Kremlin just three days before the August 1991 coup.

From 1977 to 1979, Isomura served as a resident scholar at the Institute for World Affairs (the late director of the institute, Professor Kei Wakaizumi, was a close friend of Hudson’s founder Dr. Herman Kahn) of Kyoto Sangyo University, the organization that invited Herman Kahn to Japan for his first time.

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“A cat plate,” Mediawatch100 (Japanese), August 26, 2011

“Journalism is evil,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese), July 29, 2011

“Collapsing of existent institutions,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese), July 13, 2011

“Prime Minister Kan is renewable,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese), July 1, 2011

“Expectation for journalism’s rousing and vocation,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese), June 24, 2011

“Meltdown of Japanese politics,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese), June 6, 2011

“Different aims between a reporter and sources of information,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese), May 11, 2011

“Irresponsible debates on nuclear power,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese), May 9, 2011

“Facing the strange situation? the Fukushima Daiichi,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese), April 8, 2011

“Dear Prime Minister, Are you ready to make desperate political decisions?” MediaWatch100 (Japanese), April 2, 2011

“Again, on the Fukushima Daiichi,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese) March 31, 2011

“Perception gaps in journalism,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese) March 24, 2011

“Lack of crisis management,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese) March 19, 2011

“The enormous nuclear crisis over human beings,” MediaWatch100 (Japanese) March 18, 2011

“Japan’s Nuclear Power Plant Export Strategy and its vulnerability,” Chuokoron, June 2010.

“Jun Isomura interviewed by the Japan Times

“Prepare for Cyber Terror: COCOM Offers a Model to Build a Response,” Defense News, October 12-18, 1998 (with Stephen D. Bryen).

“The Importance of IT Security: Japan Would Be an Information Colony,” This Is Yomiuri, January 1997.

“Creative Diplomacy” Northern Territories and Beyond (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1995).

“A Positive Approach for Japan-Soviet relations,” Sekai Shuho, October 10, 1978 (with Taro Aso).

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