August 29th, 2012
Fidel was in his 30's when he took over Cuba. This means he was, by far, the youngest leader of the 3 leaders directly involved in the Cuban missile crisis. By almost every measure, this is astonishing, no? Is it okay to briefly, with shine, and...
March 29th, 2011
The following is an excerpt from a paper I once wrote about Japanese Civil Society in the aftermath of the Kobe Earthquake of 1995: ... Economic discontent and civilian responses to the Kobe Earthquake in the 1990s led to a rapid rise in civil...
March 17th, 2011
I left Tokyo two days ago, having experienced the major earthquake and all the aftershocks that followed. From Hong Kong, I am observing Asia-based reports on the unfolding nuclear crisis. A friend in NY, a doctor, sent along the following 2 cents...
Koji Masutani is a Visiting Fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. He is director of Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy Had Lived, a documentary on national leadership in time of crisis. Koji holds a BA in International Relations from Brown (Class of 2005).