Fumihiko Yoshida

Nonresident Scholar
Nuclear Policy Program
Fumihiko Yoshida is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


PhD, Osaka University,


English; Japanese


Fumihiko Yoshida is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also a trustee of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and was previously a visiting professor at the International Christian University (2012 to 2015) in Tokyo. Between 2012 and 2014, he served as a deputy director of the editorial board of the Asahi Shimbun. He was also an editorial writer for the Asahi Shimbun with a special focus on nuclear weapons and nuclear energy issues. He is the author of Dismantling the Nuclear Age (in Japanese, 1995), Century of Nuclear Deterrence (in Japanese, 2000), and Nuclear Weapons and the United States (in Japanese, 2009).

Yoshida has a PhD in International Public Policy from Osaka University. He has served as a member of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation for Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists August 4, 2016
    Why the United States Did Not Demonstrate the Bomb's Power, Ahead of Hiroshima

    Since the end of WWII, the popular view in the U.S. has been that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki precipitated Japan’s surrender on August 15. However, many historians believe that the attack on Japan-occupied Manchuria by the previously neutral Soviet Union on August 8 had more impact on Japan’s leaders.

  • February 27, 2018 Washington, DC 中文
    Nuclear Risks in Northeast Asia

    Nowhere are nuclear dangers growing more rapidly than in Northeast Asia. Join Carnegie for a discussion, hosted jointly with Nagasaki University, of the most urgent nuclear challenges facing international actors in this increasingly tense region.

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