William Chou

Japan Chair Fellow


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William Chou is a Japan Chair fellow at Hudson Institute.


William Chou is a Japan Chair fellow at Hudson Institute. His work at Hudson focuses on US-Japan relations and the Indo-Pacific, with an emphasis on regional partnerships, defense innovation, trade, and technology.

His forthcoming book, Made for America: Postwar Japanese Exports and the Evolution of US-Japanese Relations, examines US-Japanese security, business, and cultural relations from the perspective of Japanese commercial trade.

Dr. Chou was most recently the George P. Shultz Fellow at the Ronald Reagan Institute. Prior to that, he was an America in the World Consortium fellow at the Clements Center at University of Texas at Austin. He previously worked as a researcher at the US Army's Center for Military History and the Institute for Defense Analyses, focusing on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, intelligence integration, defense planning, and counterterrorism. 

He holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MA and PhD in history from the Ohio State University. In Japan, he researched for three years at the Inter-University Center and the University of Tokyo. He has been awarded several fellowships, including those from the Fulbright-Hays program, the Smithsonian, the Bradley Foundation, and the Nippon Foundation.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Chou is a former Jeopardy! champion.


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