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Centre for the Study of Global Japan

Welcoming New Senior Associate: Rust M. Deming

The Centre for the Study of Global Japan is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Rust Deming as Senior Associate of the Centre. Ambassador Deming was a career public servant in the United States Department of State for nearly four decades. Among many distinguished appointments, he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy in Japan, and Ambassador to Tunisia. In 2011, he took on a leadership role in the U.S. response to the Tohoku earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster, including the implementation of Operation TOMODACHI. Among numerous accolades and awards, he received the Secretary of State’s Career Achievement Award in 2003 and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon from the government of Japan in 2014.

Ambassador Deming will enrich the activities of the Centre by contributing his insights, participating in our events, and sharing his expertise with students and affiliates. We are delighted to welcome him to the CSGJ community. A link to his full bio is available here.