Masako Toki

Headshot of Masako TokiSenior Education Project Manager
Research Associate
Nonproliferation Education Program

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Monterey, CA


Masako Toki is a Senior Project Manager and Research Associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute in Monterey, CA. She is passionate about disarmament and nonproliferation education for young generations.  She coordinates the Critical Issues Forum (CIF) to promote disarmament and nonproliferation education to high school students and teachers in the US, Japan, Russia and other countries, and the Summer Undergraduate Nonproliferation Fellowship Program. Her research interests include Japan’s nuclear disarmament policy, nonproliferation and disarmament education, humanitarian initiative, and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

She is also a member of the Japan Association of Disarmament Studies and the US-Japan Leadership Program (US-Japan Foundation).

Areas of Research

  • Nonproliferation and Disarmament Education
  • Japan’s nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation, and nuclear energy policy
  • Japan’s missile defense policy
  • Nuclear disarmament and the NPT


Ms. Toki was selected as an intern for the Office of External Relations and Policy Coordination at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna (January through June 2001.) She was a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, DC where she conducted her research on National Missile Defense. She taught the Japanese section of the Monterey Model Course “Current Issues in Nonproliferation” as a content expert.


  • M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies with a Certificate in Nonproliferation Studies, 2000.


CNS Work

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