Jim Foster

Senior Consultant

Jim Foster

Based in Tokyo, Japan, Jim Foster focuses on business and policy issues affecting growth and innovation in the digital economy. He is the Executive Director, Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE), a regional think tank and on the faculty of Keio University, where he teaches in the Law School and the Graduate School of Media and Governance. He is a former Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and a founder of the Chamber’s Internet Economy Task Force. Jim served as a US diplomat for 25 years with postings in Tokyo and the EU in Brussels and was Director of Corporate and Regulatory affairs at Microsoft Japan before joining Keio University. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Washington in Seattle.


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