Contact Us Search our Site Home Page
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Japanese site About the Foundation About Maureen and Mike Mansfield Mansfield Fellowships Foundation Programs Publications and Outreach Support the Foundation
 

About the Foundation

 

Our Mission

 

Mansfield Foundation Board

 

Mansfield Foundation Staff

 

Foundation Financials

 

Foundation Biennial Reports

 

Internship Opportunities

 

About Maureen &
Mike Mansfield

 

Maureen Hayes Mansfield Bio

 

Mike Mansfield Bio

 

Mike Mansfield Quotes

 

Centennial 2003

 

 

 

Weston S. Konishi

Adjunct Fellow
wkonishi -at- gmail dot com

 

Weston Konishi is an Adjunct Fellow at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in Japan and Northeast Asia policy issues. In 2009, he served as an Analyst in Asian Affairs at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), authoring Japan’s Historic 2009 Elections: Implications for U.S. Interests, the first report to Congress focusing on the Democratic Party of Japan. He was also principal author of the CRS report, South Korea: Its Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Outlook. From 2007 to 2008, Konishi was a Council on Foreign Relations/Hitachi International Affairs Fellow in Japan. During that time, he conducted research on Japanese foreign and defense policies at the Tokyo-based Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS) and the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS). His research also involved extensive fieldwork in China, South Korea and Singapore. From 2004 to 2007, Weston served as Director of Programs at the Mansfield Foundation, where he oversaw the Foundation’s exchanges, policy dialogues, research projects, and development activities. In 2006, Weston served as an adjunct lecturer on U.S.-Japan relations at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Weston is co-author of the Japan chapter in the book, Powers and Principles: International Leadership in a Shrinking World (Lexington Books). He is a contributing author in the edited volume, Strategic Yet Strained: U.S. Force Realignment in Japan and its Effects on Okinawa (Stimson Center, 2008). From 2000 to 2008, Weston was a monthly contributing columnist on regional affairs for The Daily Yomiuri. Weston is a member of the United States Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (USCSCAP) and a participant in numerous leadership forums, including the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Society. He is a frequent commentator in the media and has been interviewed on PBS’s WorldFocus, Al Jazeera English, TV Tokyo, Voice of America, AFP, IPS, and other print news outlets. Weston received both his BA and MA from the International Christian University in Mitaka, Tokyo, where he was awarded a Monbusho (Ministry of Education) Scholarship.

 

 

Back to Staff

 

 

 

 

About the Foundation | Asian Opinion Polls | Mansfield Fellowships
Foundation Programs
| Publications & Outreach | Support the Foundation
Contact Us | Search Site | Home Page


© 2005-2009 The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation