US-Japan Relations under Abe Shinzo

The Asan Institute, one of South Korea’s leading think tanks, asked Glen to write an assessment of U.S.-Japan relations under the rule of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The article is reproduced below. When Abe Shinzo became prime minister for a second time, the reaction in Washington was decidedly mixed. In both the Obama administration and […]

Glen Fukushima with Hillary Clinton

In September 2013, Glen Fukushima attended a dinner at Secretary Clinton’s home in Washington, D.C. to discuss various issues with her and with President Bill Clinton, both of whom Glen got to know when he was invited to speak at the Little Rock Economic Summit in Dec. 1992. Glen said, “It was a pleasure to […]

Seven Lessons from Global Business

The following text is from remarks delivered by Glen S. Fukushima on July 23, 2014, at the Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) Renaissance Dinner in Los Angeles. Pablo, thank you for your kind introduction and for inviting me to speak at this impressive Renaissance Dinner this evening. I would also like to thank […]

Op-Ed: ‘Toward a balanced US-Japan relationship’

The following is text from an op-ed by Glen S. Fukushima published March 8, 2014, in the Nikkei Asian Review. A curious aspect of contemporary U.S.-Japan relations is the strong preference of the Japanese establishment (the Liberal Democratic Party, government bureaucracy, business community, and much of the mass media) for Republicans over Democrats. This was not always […]

Op-ed in The Washington Post: ‘Abe’s election in Japan will affect America’s Asian pivot’

The Washington Post published this op-ed by me on Dec. 21, 2o12. Proponents of the Obama administration’s “pivot,” or rebalance of attention and resources, toward Asia should be heartened by the results of Japan’s parliamentary election. The Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) landslide victory in the lower house Sunday augurs well for a reinvigorated relationship between […]

‘Personal Reflections of a Japanese American Army Brat,’ my speech at NJAHS gala

NATIONAL JAPANESE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER HOTEL KABUKI, SAN FRANCISCO “LEADING IN THE ASIA PACIFIC ERA: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE” March 22, 2008 “PERSONAL REFLECTIONS OF A JAPANESE AMERICAN ARMY BRAT” Glen S. Fukushima President and CEO, Airbus Japan Former President, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan Former Deputy Assistant United States Trade […]