Gerald L. Curtis
Gerald L. Curtis "is Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and former Director of Columbia’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
"He is the author of The Logic of Japanese Politics and numerous other books and articles published in both English and Japanese on Japanese politics, government, and foreign policy and U.S.-Japan relations. He currently divides his time between Columbia University and Tokyo where he is active as a columnist, speaker and writer on Japanese domestic affairs and international relations. Professor Curtis has held appointments at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London; the College de France, Paris; the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore; and in Tokyo at Keio and Tokyo Universit y, the Research Institute for Economy, Trade and Industry, the Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies, and the International Institute of Economic Studies. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and honors including the Chunichi Shimbun Special Achievement Award, the Masayos h i Ohira Memorial Prize, and the Japan Foundation Award In 2004 Professor Curtis was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by the Emperor of Japan. Professor Curtis is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the board of directors of the US-Japan Foundation and also serves as advisor to numerous public and private organizations in the United States and Japan." 
- "Gerald L. Curtis", (Biographical note), Undated, Accessed June 2007.