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Jun Isomura

Senior Fellow

Jun Isomura is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. 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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The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Significance and Role

Seth Cropsey & Jun Isomura

The alliance between the US and Japan continues to play a vital role in the defense of the Japanese Islands and in U.S. regional Indo-Pacific strategy...

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U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Strategic Island Defense

U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Strategic Island Defense September 21 Event

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