Mizumi Dutcher is a resident fellow in GMF’s Asia program. She concurrently serves as an American Political Science Association–Sasakawa Peace Foundation Congressional Fellow (2023–2024).
Dutcher joined GMF from the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where she researched, as a visiting fellow, the war between Ukraine and Russia and its implications for Taiwan. She also studied Taiwan's advanced semiconductor factories to determine its ability to serve as a “silicon shield” against Chinese aggression.
Dutcher was previously the Washington, DC bureau chief for Fuji Television, where she helped cover export controls on China and the 2020 US presidential election. She was also a Beijing-based correspondent for the network.
Mizumi holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese studies from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. She is pursuing a master’s degree in international public policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she researches interference in Taiwan's 2024 general election. She speaks Japanese and Mandarin.