Koji Masutani


Koji Masutani is a Visiting Fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. He is director of Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy Had Lived, a documentary on national leadership in time of crisis. Koji holds a BA in International Relations from Brown (Class of 2005).

Stories by this author

  • | August 29th, 2012
    Fidel was in his 30's when he took over Cuba. This means he was, by far, the youngest leader of the 3 leaders directly involved in the Cuban missile crisis. By almost every measure, this is astonishing, no? Is it okay to briefly, with shine, and...
  • March 29th, 2011
    The following is an excerpt from a paper I once wrote about Japanese Civil Society in the aftermath of the Kobe Earthquake of 1995: ... Economic discontent and civilian responses to the Kobe Earthquake in the 1990s led to a rapid rise in civil...
  • March 17th, 2011
    I left Tokyo two days ago, having experienced the major earthquake and all the aftershocks that followed. From Hong Kong, I am observing Asia-based reports on the unfolding nuclear crisis. A friend in NY, a doctor, sent along the following 2 cents...