Masahiro Matsumura

Professor of International Politics, St. Andrew's University in Osaka


Masahiro Matsumura is Professor of International Politics at St. Andrew's University in Osaka. Previously he was Secretary for Policy-Legislative Affairs in the Japanese House of Representatives and a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His expertise covers Northeast Asia and Japan, the U.S.-Japan alliance, Japan's defense and security strategies, and U.S.-Japan military relations.

Dr. Matsumura received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1992, his M.A. from Ohio University in 1987, and a B.A. from Kwansei Gakuin University (Nishinomiya, Japan) in 1986.

Featured Work

SEP 7, 2007 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Democracy as Economic Strategy

Democracy is a crucial element of economic development that India enjoys, and China's stability will not be sustainable in the long term without it.