Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei meets with Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force commanders and Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force officers at the Imam Khomeini Husayniyya in Tehran, Iran, on February 5, 2024. (Photo by Iranian Leader Press Office / Handout /Anadolu via Getty Images)
Komei Isozaki is a Japan Chair fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert in Japanese defense policy, space security, and biological and chemical weapons conventions. His research areas include space policy and defense strategy with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. He has a deep knowledge of intelligence operations and foreign policy of the Tokugawa Shogunate in the early modern times.
From 2018 to 2022, Mr. Isozaki was senior director for business integration and partner coordination of the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in which role he protected and implemented the supply rights of the IOC TOP partners, managed the budget for test events, and was responsible for the Games’ time financial operations.
From 2016 to 2018, he was director for the Biological and Chemical Weapon Conventions Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Mr. Isozaki was a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies from 2005 to 2006 and from 2012 to 2014.
He previously served in the Ministry of Defense of Japan for over 20 years. His posts included work on space policy, cyber policy, strategic dialogue, intelligence, and peacekeeping operations. He served as a policy advisor to the commander of the Northern Army between 2010 and 2012.
Mr. Isozaki received his MA in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and his BA in laws from Keio University.
Military vehicles carrying DF-17 missiles participate in a military parade in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. (Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images)