Director, Trans-Pacific Group Institute and Research Fellow, Rakuten Securities Economic Research Institute,
Yoshikazu Kato is former adjunct associate professor at Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong; visiting lecturer at the School of Journalism, Fudan University; visiting researcher at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus Institute; Rajawali Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School; fellow at Harvard Asia Center; visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; and visiting professor at the School of International Studies at Liaoning University.
His articles have appeared in the New York Times Chinese edition, Financial Times Chinese edition, South China Morning Post, Yazhou Zhoukan (Hong Kong), Nikkei Asian Review and Southern Weekly, among others. Kato holds a BA and a MA in International Relations from Peking University, and is the author of How Will China Democratize? (Japanese, 2015; Korean 2018), Patriotic Slaves (Traditional Chinese, 2011), The Japanese Dream (Simplified Chinese, 2016; Japanese, 2018, co-author with Col. Liu Mingfu), How Xi Jinping Deals with Trump: China’s Global Strategy and Japan’s Choice (Japanese, 2017), Freedom is Not Free (Traditional Chinese, 2020, co-author with Jianying Zha), Rebalance: China, Japan, and the United States in a new era (Japanese, 2019, co-author with Ezra Vogel), among others.