Marie Anchordoguy is Professor in and Chair of the Japan Studies Program in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. She specializes in the political economy of Japan. She holds bachelor degrees in both Japanese Studies and Music (1978) from the University of California, Berkeley. Her M.B.A. (1982) and Ph.D.(1986) degrees are also from the Haas School of Business at Berkeley, where she was one of the first business school doctorates to study Japanese industrial policy using Japanese materials and field research in Japan. She has studied and lived in Japan for almost ten years.
Anchordoguy is author of Computers, Inc.: Japan's Challenge to IBM (Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard Council on East Asian Studies, 1989) and many other articles on industrial targeting and the techniques and institutions of Japan’s capitalist system, in journals such as the Business History Review, Research Policy, Political Science Quarterly, and International Organization. Her most recent book is Reprogramming Japan: The High Tech Crisis Under Communitarian Capitalism (Cornell University Press, 2005). A Japanese version of the book was published by Bunshindo in December 2011. She is currently doing research on entrepreneurship in Japan. She has held fellowships from the National Science Foundation (her research was done at the Japanese Science and Technology Agency), Harvard University, the Japan Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission. During 1991 and 1992 she was appointed a Ministry of Education Visiting Professor at Hitotsubashi University’s Center for Innovation Research and was a visiting scholar there in 1999 while on an Abe Fellowship from the Center for Global Partnership. She chaired the Japan Studies Program from 2000 to 2007, and became Chair again starting in 2012. Since 2004 she has been the coeditor of The Journal of Japanese Studies. She received her undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.