Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (Sasakawa USA) is pleased to announce that Ms. Mihoko Matsubara has joined our team as a non-resident scholar for the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative.
Ms. Matsubara is Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at NTT Corporation in Tokyo. Prior to joining NTT, Matsubara worked as Vice President and Public Sector Chief Security Officer for Asia-Pacific at Palo Alto Networks. She served on Japanese government’s cybersecurity R&D policy committee between 2014 and 2018. Before obtaining her MA at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies on Fulbright, she served at the Japanese Ministry of Defense. Ms. Matsubara is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Pacific Forum, Honolulu; Associate Fellow for Cyber at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London; and a Cohort 6 member of the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future for the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.
She will provide research and analysis on cyber security challenges facing the United States and Japan, as well as alliance policy coordination in both the public and private sectors.