Daisuke Minami, PhD
Deloitte Tohmatsu Group
Marunouchi Nijubashi Building
3-2-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Senior Consultant, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting
Dr. Minami joined Deloitte after working at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the George Washington University, the American Enterprise Institute, the Canon Institute for Global Studies, and Waseda University. In these roles, he conducted policy research on issues such as international security, East Asian politics, and US-Japan-China relations. At Deloitte, he conducts geopolitical and economic research for both internal members and external clients. In addition, he has been involved in projects on corporate cybersecurity strategy, China's foreign direct investment, and industrial park development in Vietnam.
He is also a fellow at the World Economic Forum, where he helps organizes the Regional Action Group for Japan, a community of Japanese business leaders and policymakers. In that role, he contributed to the report "Driving Growth Using 'Practical Wisdom': Japan's Perspectives," which was published by the WEF in collaboration with Deloitte in January 2021. Based on inputs from the RAGJ community, the report makes recommendations on Japan's post-COVID recovery strategies.
He has written in outlets such as The Japan Times, The Diplomat, and the European Journal of International Relations. He has also given lectures at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University and the Foreign Service Institute, the U.S. Department of State.
He has a PhD in political science from the George Washington University and a BA in political science from Macalester College.
- "Why a ‘Phase One’ Deal Won’t Solve the US-China Trade War," The Diplomat, December 13, 2019.
- "Is Populism Finally Coming to Japan?" The Diplomat, July 31, 2019.（Reappeared in The Japan Times)
- "Abe and Modi: Nationalist Leaders versus Nationalist Leadership," the Rising Powers Initiative, the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, December 2014.