Dr. Satohiro Akimoto is President of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. He brings to Sasakawa USA extensive experience in the areas of business, research, intellectual dialogue, and student exchanges between Japan and the United States in various roles at Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi International Corporation, Hughes Electronics, DirecTV Japan, Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications, Japan Society, Keidanren USA, and Mt. Fuji Dialogue, etc.
Dr. Akimoto is a contributing writer for the Japan Times, associate fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (the U.K.), a contributing commentator for the Okazaki Institute (Japan), and a Japan Advisory Committee member of Salzburg Global Seminar (Austria).
Dr. Akimoto received a Ph.D in Sociology and 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.