Glen Fukushima

Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress; Former US trade negotiator to Japan

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Glen S. Fukushima is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, a Washington, D.C. think tank. After private law practice, he served in Washington, D.C. as Director for Japanese Affairs (1985-88) and Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China (1988-1990) at USTR (Office of the U.S. Trade Representative), Executive Office of the President. From 1990-2012, Glen was based in Asia as a senior executive with one European and four American multinational corporations: Vice President, AT&T Japan; President, Arthur D. Little Japan; President & CEO, Cadence Design Systems Japan; President & CEO, NCR Japan; and President & CEO, Airbus Japan. Glen was twice elected President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards in the U.S., Japan, and Europe. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Global Council of the Asia Society, Board member of the U.S.-Japan Council, and Commissioner of the National Portrait Gallery. His book The Politics of U.S.-Japan Economic Friction won the 9th Masayoshi Ohira Prize in 1993. A native of California, Glen was educated at Stanford University, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Business School, Keio University, and the University of Tokyo, where he was a Fulbright Fellow and Japan Foundation Fellow.