Author Archives: kgovella

Joining the East-West Center as an Adjunct Fellow

I’m pleased to share that I’ve been invited to join the East-West Center as an Adjunct Fellow with the Research Program. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and … Continue reading

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National Asia Research Program Fellowship

I have been named a Fellow with the National Asia Research Program (NARP), a major research and conference program organized by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. In order … Continue reading

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Lecture at Manoa International Education Week

I was happy to be asked by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for International and Exchange Programs to be part of this year’s Manoa International Education Week. On November 15, I gave a lecture on “Trump, Asia, and the Future of … Continue reading

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Interviews with NBC, New York Times & NPR

I was recently interviewed for NBC News about Shinzo Abe’s current political outlook and his chances of becoming the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history. I also talked to The New York Times about Japan’s announcement that it had conducted a submarine … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Talks in Review

The 2017-2018 academic year was packed with conferences and talks! This year, I gave the following presentations: “Ripe for Recruitment: Japanese Firms in Global Information Technology Politics.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco (September 1, 2017). “Permeable … Continue reading

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Interviews in The New York Times and USA Today

I recently commented on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political challenges at home and abroad in The New York Times and USA Today: The New York Times, “As Scandal-Tarred Abe Meets Trump, ‘the Situation is Getting Dangerous’,” April 16, 2018, by Motoko Rich. USA … Continue reading

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American Friends of the International House of Japan Next Generation Fellowship

I have been selected as one of the inaugural recipients of the American Friends of the International House of Japan Next Generation Fellowship. The Next Generation Fellows Program generously provides three years of support for promising young American leaders in … Continue reading

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Comments in The New York Times & Financial Review

My comments on recent developments in US foreign policy toward Asia were featured in two recent news articles: The New York Times, “Trump’s Unpredictability on Trade and North Korea Opens a Door for China,” March 10, 2018, by Motoko Rich. … Continue reading

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PAAC Global Vision Summit on Climate Change

On Saturday, March 3, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council brought together 189 students from 27 high schools on 5 islands for their Global Vision Summit on Climate Change hosted at UH West Oahu. Students played the roles of delegates … Continue reading

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Interview in The New York Times

I was recently interviewed in The New York Times about Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. Since Kono was appointed in August 2017, there has been much speculation about his potential as a future leader of the Liberal Democratic Party and of Japan. Read the full article

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