Akira Igata

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

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Akira Igata is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. His research focuses are on economic security, human rights diplomacy, foreign information manipulation and influence, and international politics in the Indo-Pacific.

Mr. Igata is a Project Lecturer at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), the University of Tokyo. He is also the Director of the Economic Security Research Program at RCAST. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at Pacific Forum, a Senior Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a Non-Executive Director at the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, and a Director at the Japan Association for Cellular Agriculture.

He has been quoted widely in Japanese news outlets such as the NHK, Nikkei, Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei, Kyodo, and Yahoo! News. He also appears regularly on Japanese TVs, radios, and internet programs as an expert commentator on economic security issues.

Internationally, he has been quoted in the media such as CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Quartz, Nikkei Asia, Le Figaro, Handelsblatt, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Euractiv, and Al Jazeera.

He advises the Japanese government, bureaucracy, and the private sector in various capacities.

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