Yuki Tatsumi was appointed Senior Associate of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center in September 2008 after serving as a research fellow since 2004. Before joining Stimson, Tatsumi worked as a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and as the Special Assistant for Political Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Washington.
Tatsumi has authored and edited numerous books and reports on Japanese foreign and security policy, including the most recently published “Japan’s Challenges in East Asia: View from Next Generation” (Stimson Center, 2014), “Opportunity out of Necessity: The Impact of US Defense Budget Cut on the US-Japan Alliance” (Stimson Center, 2013) and “Japan’s National Security Policy Infrastructure: Can Tokyo Meets Washington’s Expectation?” (Stimson Center, 2008). She is a recipient of the 2009 Yasuhiro Nakasone Incentive Award.
In 2012, she was awarded the Letter of Appreciation from the Ministry of National Policy of Japan for her contribution in advancing mutual understanding between the United States and Japan. A native of Tokyo, Tatsumi holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan and an M.A. in International Economics and Asian Studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.