The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce Japanese Diet member and Parliamentary Secretary of the Environment Hideki Makihara as a Wilson Center Global Fellow.

Created in September, this non-residential fellowship program will strengthen the Wilson Center’s global network of opinion leaders by offering timely analysis and new public policy ideas to amplify the mission of the Center. The fellows will contribute to the ongoing work of the Center’s programs and be an integral part of the intellectual community of the Wilson Center.

Mr. Makihara is in his second term as a member of the House of Representatives with the Liberal Democratic Party.  In September 2013, he was also named Parliamentary Secretary of the Environment. Mr. Makihara is a member of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs and Budget Committee. He is registered as an attorney in Japan and in the state of New York, and was formerly with the Ministry of Economics, Trade, and Industry.

“We are delighted to have someone of Hideki’s stature as a member of the Wilson Center intellectual community,” observed Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway.  “As the Center works to build new scholarly and academic networks in Japan, we look forward to working closely with Hideki.”

Robert Hathaway, Hideki Makihara, and Shihoko Goto


Established by an act of Congress in 1968 as a living memorial honoring President Woodrow Wilson, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars offers a nonpartisan space for the worlds of policymaking and scholarship to interact. The Center is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and is supported by both public and private funds.