Riley Walters

Deputy Director, Japan Chair

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Riley Walters is deputy director of the Hudson Institute Japan Chair.

Biography

Riley Walters is deputy director of the Hudson Institute Japan Chair. His research objectives include expanding economic ties and promoting closer scientific and technological collaboration between the United States and Japan.

Mr. Riley is also a senior non-resident fellow with the Global Taiwan Institute. Prior to joining Hudson, he was a senior policy analyst and economist in the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation. Previously, he was a Penn Kemble fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy, a George C. Marshall fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a national security fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Kim Koo fellow with the Korea Society.

Mr. Riley has appeared on national television and radio extensively. He has written for a variety of publications, including The Hill, Japan Times, Global Taiwan Brief, ACCJ Journal, The Diplomat, the Washington Times, the National Interest, Fox Business, Geopolitical Intelligence Services, and others.

Mr. Riley has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from George Mason University. He has previously lived in Japan, including one year with strawberry farmers in Kumamoto prefecture and one year while studying at Sophia University in Tokyo. He is fluent in Japanese.

Events
01
November 2022
Past Event
How to Make Japan’s Economy Competitive
Featured Speakers:
Representative Keisuke Suzuki
Riley Walters
Fumio Kishida (2L), Prime Minister of Japan, stands with John Tuttle (2R), Vice Chairman of the NYSE Group before ringing in the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City
01
November 2022
Past Event
How to Make Japan’s Economy Competitive

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida wants to build “New Capitalism” in the hopes of pulling Japan out of its economic slump. But will this effort be enough to boost Japan’s competitiveness? Please join us for a discussion with Representative Keisuke Suzuki, former state minister of finance and foreign affairs.

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00AM
Fumio Kishida (2L), Prime Minister of Japan, stands with John Tuttle (2R), Vice Chairman of the NYSE Group before ringing in the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City
Featured Speakers:
Representative Keisuke Suzuki
Riley Walters
17
October 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Strengthening Taiwan’s Trade and Economic Stability
Featured Speakers:
Wendy Cutler
Rupert Hammond-Chambers
Abby Fu
Moderator:
Riley Walters
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17
October 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Strengthening Taiwan’s Trade and Economic Stability

As the US and its allies talk more about how to deter a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, policymakers should focus more on how to deter a Chinese economic takeover of the island. How can the US and Taiwan build confidence in their trade and economic partnerships?

Monday 12:00 - 1:00PM
taiwan walters china economy
Featured Speakers:
Wendy Cutler
Rupert Hammond-Chambers
Abby Fu
Moderator:
Riley Walters
18
April 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | What to Expect from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Featured Speakers:
Lotta Danielsson
John Lee
Riley Walters
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks alongside Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore in the East Room of the White House on March 29, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
18
April 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | What to Expect from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 18. Register for the event here.

Monday 12:00 - 12:45PM
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks alongside Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore in the East Room of the White House on March 29, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Lotta Danielsson
John Lee
Riley Walters
09
March 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | US-Japan Cooperation on Next Generation Telecom
Featured Speakers:
Hiroyuki Suzuki
Yutaka Kitagami
Melissa Griffith
Thomas Duesterberg
Riley Walters
Signal receiving tower equipment at sunset. (Getty Images)
09
March 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | US-Japan Cooperation on Next Generation Telecom

This event will premiere on this page at 8:00 a.m. EST, Wednesday, March 9. Register for the event here.

Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00AM
Signal receiving tower equipment at sunset. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Hiroyuki Suzuki
Yutaka Kitagami
Melissa Griffith
Thomas Duesterberg
Riley Walters
U.S. President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity in Tokyo on May 23, 2022. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
Caption
U.S. President Joe Biden, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity in Tokyo on May 23, 2022. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
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