Taka Daitoku is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Security Studies Program within the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Taka’s research fields are: post-1945 international history; the United States in the world in the twentieth century; and modern East Asia. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of History, Northwestern University. His dissertation is titled “‘Same Bed, Different Dreams’: The G-5 and an Emerging Interdependent World, 1971-76.” Taka is currently developing a book manuscript with the working title Unceasing Desire for Nuclear Independence: The Genesis of Another “Japan Model,” 1940-77. He is also preparing to launch a documentation project for Japan's 3/11 nuclear crisis, in collaboration with the then-ruling Democratic Party.
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow