William Chou

Japan Chair Fellow

Will Chou

At A Glance:

William Chou is a Japan Chair fellow at Hudson Institute.

Biography

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.

Events
27
June 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Japanese Automakers: Driving Investment in the US and Strengthening Bilateral Ties
Featured Speakers:
Anita Rajan
Hideaki Fujisawa
Moderator:
William Chou
(Photo by Mira Oberman/AFP via Getty Images)
27
June 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Japanese Automakers: Driving Investment in the US and Strengthening Bilateral Ties

Hudson’s Japan Chair will welcome Hideaki Fujisawa, economic minister (METI) at the Embassy of Japan, for a keynote address on the state of the US-Japan economic relationship and the role that the private sector plays in deepening ties.

(Photo by Mira Oberman/AFP via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Anita Rajan
Hideaki Fujisawa
Moderator:
William Chou
05
April 2024
Past Event
Stronger Together: The Importance of US-Japan Economic Relations
Featured Speakers:
Governor Eric Holcomb
Satoshi Miura
Kazumi Nishikawa
Anita Rajan
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Paul Sracic
David Rader
Moderators:
Kenneth R. Weinstein
William Chou
Japanese Cherry Blossom trees bloom along the National Mall on March 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Japanese cherry trees were gifted to Washington, DC, by Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki in 1912 and draw tens of thousands of daily visitors around peak bloom every year. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
05
April 2024
Past Event
Stronger Together: The Importance of US-Japan Economic Relations

Hudson’s Japan Chair will welcome Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb to make a major economic announcement.

Japanese Cherry Blossom trees bloom along the National Mall on March 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Japanese cherry trees were gifted to Washington, DC, by Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki in 1912 and draw tens of thousands of daily visitors around peak bloom every year. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Governor Eric Holcomb
Satoshi Miura
Kazumi Nishikawa
Anita Rajan
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Paul Sracic
David Rader
Moderators:
Kenneth R. Weinstein
William Chou
24
January 2024
Past Event
Reinforcing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Featured Speakers:
James J. Przystup
Yuki Tatsumi
Greg Brown
Lisa Curtis
Moderator:
William Chou
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the Quad Fellowship Founding Celebration event on May 24, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. (Yuichi Yamazaki via Getty Images)
24
January 2024
Past Event
Reinforcing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the Quad Fellowship Founding Celebration event on May 24, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. (Yuichi Yamazaki via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
James J. Przystup
Yuki Tatsumi
Greg Brown
Lisa Curtis
Moderator:
William Chou