Atsushi Sunami is the President of Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

Professor Sunami holds BSFS from Georgetown University. He obtained MIA and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. He is currently Professor, and Vice President at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan. He is serving as Special Advisor, Cabinet Office responsible for Science and Technology and Innovation. Before joining GRIPS, he was a Fellow at Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry established by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan between 2001 and 2003. He also worked as a researcher in the Department of Policy Research at Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. from 1989 to 1991. He was a visiting researcher at Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, and Tsinghua University, China.

He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Promotion of Science and Technology Diplomacy in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Council for Science and Technology in Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Expert Panel on Basic Policy in Council for Science, Technology and Innovation of Cabinet office.

His research expertise includes: Comparative analysis of national innovation systems; Science and Technology and states, Science and Technology Diplomacy; and Political analysis of science and technology policies.



“Japan’s Science and Technology Diplomacy,” Science Diplomacy New Day or False Dawn?, pp.243-258, World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, February 2015, Atsushi Sunami, Tomoko Hamachi, and Shigeru Kitaba

宇宙開発をめぐる世界の動きと我が国の宇宙外交への期待『宇宙基本計画への期待』2015年3月、179-189頁 一般社団法人 日本経済団体連合会

「The Rise of Science and Technology Diplomacy in Japan」AAAS『Science&Diplomacy』Vol.2,No1(March2013)Edited by Atsushi Sunami, Tomoko Hamachi and Shigeru Kitaba


A Comparative Study on the Role of University and PRI as External Resources for Firms’ Innovations Edited by Atsushi Sunami and Patarapong Intarakumnerd, (ERIA Project Report 2011, No.10)

“Environmental Technology: Hong Kong’s Innovation System,” Chapter 12 in Innovation and the Limits of Laissez-faire: Hong Kong’s Policy in Comparative Perspective, edited by Douglas Fuller, Palgrave, 2010.(2010年12月)

Intellectual Property Rights, Development, and Catch Up An International Comparative Study Edited by Hiroyuki Odagiri, Akira Goto, Atsushi Sunami, and Richard R. Nelson   (Oxford Univ. Press 2010年6月)

「中国の科学技術」 JSTマンスリーレポート(2004.3~2006.5執筆。(2006.4~編纂。)

「中国のイノベーション・システム改革と科学技術政策」 研究・技術・計画 Vol.16.No.3/4.2001(2003年)

「中国の大学企業と産学「合作」 共著『産学連携』 pp.45-86 東洋経済新報社(2003年)

Japanese translation of: Richard R. Nelson and Sidney G. Winter. An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 1982. (リチャードネルソン『経済変動と進化論』(2007年10月 慶應義塾大学出版会))



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