Michael W. Chinworth is a senior researcher at the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization and a senior visiting fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Center for U.S.-Japan Studies and Cooperation. He was formerly a senior analyst at Asian Technology; a program manager of technology assessments, evaluations, and forecasts at TASC, Inc.; and vice president and senior consultant at NAC International. Chinworth is the author of  Inside Japan’ Defense: Economics, Technology and Strategy (Brassey’s, 1992) and numerous articles on Japanese defense and technology policy.