Fellows & Grantees

Narushige Michishita

Abe Fellowship 2006
Project Title
Assessing the Policy Effectiveness: North Korea's Brinkmanship Diplomacy and the Regional Response
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Senior Research Fellow, Research, National Institute for Defense Studies - Japan


Narushige Michishita is vice president and professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in
Tokyo. He is the director of the GRIPS Security and International Studies Program, Maritime Safety and Security
Policy Program, and Strategic Studies Program. He is a member of the National Security Secretariat Advisory
Board of the Government of Japan and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in
Washington DC. He has served as senior research fellow at Japan’s National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS),
Ministry of Defense, and as assistant counsellor at the Cabinet Secretariat for Security and Crisis Management of
the Government of Japan. He acquired his Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns
Hopkins University. A specialist in Japanese security and foreign policy as well as security issues on the Korean
Peninsula, he is the author of North Korea’s Military- Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966- 2008 (Routledge, 2009) and
Lessons of the Cold War in the Pacific: U.S. Maritime Strategy, Crisis Prevention, and Japan’s Role (Woodrow
Wilson Center, 2016) (co- authored with Peter M. Swartz and David F. Winkler).