ICAS Director Robert Dujarric first lived in Tokyo in 1986-87. He moved back to the city in 2004 as a Council on Foreign Relations (Hitachi) International Affairs Fellow. During his fellowship, he was stationed at the Research Institute of Economy Trade and Industry (RIETI) of the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) prior to joining the Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo (2005-7) as a visiting research fellow. He took his current position at TUJ in 2007.
Robert was raised in Paris and New York, worked in banking in the United States, Japan, and Europe prior to joining a think tank in Washington in 1993. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an MBA from Yale University
Besides directing the Institute, Robert is a frequent contributor to the public debate on Japanese affairs and international political and economic issues, writing op-eds, giving talks, and organizing TUJ events in New York City.