Fukunari Kimura has been Professor at the Faculty of Economics of Keio University, Tokyo, since 2000, and Chief Economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, since 2008.
He received his Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo in 1982 and PhD from the Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991. He worked for the Department of Economics, State University of New York at Albany as Assistant Professor in 1991-1994 and joined Keio in 1994.
He was also the President of the Japan Society of International Economics in 2010-2012 and the Representative Director of the Tokyo Center for Economic Research (TCER) in 2012-2014. His major is international trade and development economics.