Mr. Yoshihiro Makino

Mr. Yoshihiro Makino is a seasoned journalist, correspondent, and analyst covering East Asian security and Korean peninsula issues. From 2012 to 2014, he served as senior international correspondent for Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan’s most well-respected media outlets, where he has also been a staff writer since 2000. He has published a number of articles on North Korea’s politics and economy, and in 2013, authored a book entitled North Korea Broadly: Inner Workings of Military, Economic, and Hereditary Power (in Japanese). Since the fall of 2014, he has been a visiting scholar at the U.S.–Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins’s School of Advanced International Studies, where he is researching security developments in East Asia, with a focus on North Korea. During his fellowship, Mr. Makino is conducting an in-depth analysis of the human rights situation in North Korea and is meeting with specialists, diplomats, and activists to explore avenues of Japanese support for human rights in North Korea.