Harry Dempsey is a research associate at the Asia Pacific Initiative (API) and the research assistant to Dr. Yoichi Funabashi, chairman of API. He has worked for Shinko Research, a think-tank part of the Kobe Steel Group, at which he produced research for Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) and provided consultancy services for Kobe Steel’s Corporate Planning Department. He has also worked for London Research International, an energy research and consulting company, and on the JET Program as an English teacher. He holds a BA in philosophy from Cambridge University.
Andrea Fischetti is a government scholar and conducts research on Asia-Pacific Security and Japan at the University of Tokyo. He is also researching at the Asia Pacific Initiative. Andrea earned his MA in War Studies from King’s College London, following a BA with First Class Honors in International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies. In the past he worked at the House of Commons, and has been a visiting student at the Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University.