Education Project Manager and a Research Associate,
Nonproliferation Education Program
Masako Toki is Education Project Manager and Research Associate in the Nonproliferation Education Program at CNS.
Her responsibilities include managing the Critical Issues Forum (CIF), nonproliferation education program for high school students and teachers in the United States and Russia. She develops online educational resources, including the NPT tutorial.
She is also a member of the Japan Association of Disarmament Studies and the US-Japan Leadership Program (US-Japan Foundation).
Areas of Research
- Nonproliferation and Disarmament Education
- Japan's nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation, and nuclear energy policy
- Japan's missile defense policy
- Nuclear disarmament and the NPT
Ms. Toki was selected as an intern for the Office of External Relations and Policy Coordination at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna (January through June 2001.) She was a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, DC where she conducted her research on National Missile Defense. She taught the Japanese section of the Monterey Model Course "Current Issues in Nonproliferation" as a content expert.
- M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies with a Certificate in Nonproliferation Studies, 2000.
"Leaving its Comfort Zone: Japan's Special Role in Creating a World Free of Nuclear Weapons" Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, August 17, 2011.
"Japan's Defense Guidelines: New Conventional Strategy, Same Old Nuclear Dilemma," Nuclear Threat Initiative, March 2011.
"Japan's nuclear dilemma, Nuclear trade vs nuclear disarmament advocacy," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, November 3, 2010.
"Taking control: Stopping North Korean WMD-related procurement" (coauthor), Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, September/October 2010 vol. 66 no. 5.
- "U.S.-Japan Missile Defense Cooperation: Allies to Move in New Direction?" WMD Insights, January 2010
"Japan's Evolving Security Policy: Along Came North Korea's Threats" Nuclear Threat Initiative.
"The North Korean nuclear test: The Japanese reaction" Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Online edition, May 27, 2009.
"Japan's response to the North Korean satellite launch," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Online edition, April 3, 2009.
"Missile Defense in Japan," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Online edition, January 2009.
"Japan and the Future of Nuclear Disarmament," Foreign Policy in Focus, July 2008.
"Japan's new Prime Minister faces India Dilemma," Asia Times Online, September 2007,