Shihoko Goto is the director for geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific enterprise and deputy director
for the Asia Program at the Wilson Center. She specializes in trade relations and economic issues
across the Indo-Pacific, and is also focused on the political developments in Japan, South Korea,
and Taiwan. She is also a columnist for The Diplomat magazine and contributing editor to The
Globalist. She was a fellow of the Mansfield Foundation/Japan Foundation US-Japan Network
for the Future for 2014 to 2016. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, she was a financial journalist
covering the international political economy with a focus on Asian markets. As a correspondent
for Dow Jones News Service and United Press International based in Tokyo and Washington,
she has reported extensively on policies impacting the global financial system as well as
international trade. She was also formerly a donor country relations officer at the World Bank.
She received the Freeman Foundation’s Jefferson journalism fellowship at the East-West Center
and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s journalism fellowship for the Salzburg Global
Seminar. She is fluent in Japanese and French. She received an MA in international political
theory from the Graduate School of Political Science, Waseda University, Japan, and a BA in
modern history, from Trinity College, University of Oxford, UK.