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Masashi Murano

Japan Chair Fellow

Masashi Murano is a Japan Chair Fellow at Hudson Institute. His research areas include U.S.-Japan defense cooperation and nuclear/conventional deterrence analysis. Prior to joining Hudson, he was a Fellow at the Okazaki Institute (a Tokyo-based think tank). Masashi received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Takushoku University in Tokyo, pursuing undergraduate work in Asia-Pacific studies and graduate work in security studies.

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The Japan-US Alliance in a Post-INF World: Building an Effective Deterrent in the Western Pacific

Masashi Murano

The United States officially withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia on August 2, 2019, citing ongoing Russian vi...

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Masashi Murano was interviewed in The Diplomat about Japan’s missile defense strategy.

Masashi Murrano was quoted in Nikkei Asian Review on Japan’s defense capabilities.

Masashi Murano was quoted in NHK about the Aegis Ashore missile defense system.

Masashi Murano was interviewed in The Asahi Shimbun about the need for strong Japanese national security policy against China’s building missile force.

Masashi Murano was quoted in the Japan Times about the need for the U.S. and Japan to establish a sustainable missile deployment plan in order to counter Chinese missiles.

Masashi Murano was mentioned in USNI about the presence of Chinese Coast Guard vessels in the East China Sea and Japan’s ability to deter growing Chinese influence.

Masashi Murano is quoted in VOA Korea on the U.S.-Japan alliance and military operations between the two countries.