Satohiro Akimoto

Chairman and President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Dr. Satohiro Akimoto is Chairman of the Board and President of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. Dr. Akimoto's career has included roles at Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi International Corporation, Hughes Electronics, DirecTV Japan, Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications, Japan Society, Keidanren USA, and Mt. Fuji Dialogue. Dr. Akimoto is a contributing writer for the Japan Times, associate fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in the UK, a contributing commentator for the Okazaki Institute in Japan, and a Japan Advisory Committee member of the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria. Dr. Akimoto received a PhD in Sociology and a MA in East Asian Studies from Harvard University and a BA in Law from Keio University. He also received a certificate in Russian studies from Leningrad State University (currently St. Petersburg State University). He has studied at London University in the UK and at Georgetown University. He is a Fellow of Session 472: Optimizing Talent: Closing Educational and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide, in 2011.


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