1968, graduate, Univ. of Tokyo; 1975-76, Nieman Fellow, Harvard; PhD, Keio Univ. Journalist specializing in Japanese foreign policy. Formerly, with Asahi Shimbun: Correspondent, Beijing and Washington DC; Editor-in-Chief. Member, Board of Trustees: Int'l Crisis Group; Trilateral Commission. Member, Editorial Board: Foreign Policy; Global Asia. Author of books, incl.: Alliance Adrift (1998); Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific (2003); The Peninsula Question: A Chronicle of the Second Korean Nuclear Crisis (2007). Recipient of awards: Vaughn-Uyeda Prize (1984); Japan Press Club Award, for reporting on Japan's foreign policy (1994).