Areas of Expertise
Contemporary Chinese politics
Graduated from the Department of Chinese Studies of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and received his master's degree from the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Nihon University. Worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1986 to 2004, after which he became an assistant professor—and later associate professor—at Hokkaido University. Became a professor at the School of International Relations of the University of Shizuoka in 2008.