Masahiro Matsumura

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

Bio

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.