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Takahara, Akio

SENIOR FELLOW

Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo

Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo

Senior Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs

Distinguished Research Fellow, Japan Forum of International Affairs

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Areas of Expertise

Contemporary Chinese politics

Bio

Graduated from the Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo, and received his doctorate from the University of Sussex. Has been a professor in the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo since 2005 and concurrently dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy since 2018. Previously worked at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Japanese consulate in Hong Kong, J.F. Oberlin University, Rikkyo University, and the Japanese embassy in Beijing. Was a visiting scholar at Harvard University (2005–06), Peking University (2014–15) and the Mercator Institute of China Studies (2016), and a member and secretary-general (Japan side) of the New Japan-China Friendship Committee for the 21st Century (2009–14).

Research Results

  • “Views on China” (Policy Report)
  • “Nine Keys to Understanding Today’s China” (Policy Research, 2012)*

*In Japanese only

Publications

Selected English publications:

  • Japan-China Relations in the Modern Era, co-author (Routledge, 2017).
  • “Forty-four Years of Sino-Japanese Diplomatic Relations Since Normalization,” collected in Lam Peng Er, ed., China-Japan Relations in the 21st Century: Antagonism Despite Interdependency, The Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 25-65.
  • “The CCP’s Meritocratic Cadre System,” in Willy Wo Lap Lam, ed., Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party, Routledge, 2017, pp. 153-64.
  • “The Senkaku Trawler Collision Incident, September 2010,” in Akikazu Hashimoto, Mike Mochizuki, and Kurayoshi Takara, eds., The Okinawa Question: Futenma, the US-Japan Alliance, and Regional Security (Sigur Center for Asian Studies and Nansei Shoto Industrial Advancement Center, 2013).
  • “Resilience and Fragility in Japan-China Relations,” Niklas Swanström and Ryosei Kokubun, eds., Sino-Japanese Relations: The Need for Conflict Prevention and Management (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008).
  • “A Japanese Perspective on China’s Rise and the East Asian Order,” in Robert S. Ross and Zhu Feng, eds., China's Ascent: Power, Security, and the Future of International Politics, Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press, 2008, pp. 218-37.
  • “The Rise of China and Security in East Asia: China’s New Concept of Security and Multilateral Diplomacy,” in Japanese Responses to Globalization: Politics, Security, Economics and Business (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
  • “The Chinese Communist Party and Ownership Reforms: The Redefinition of Socialism,” in Restructuring China: Party, State and Society after the Reform and Open Door (Toyo Bunko, 2006)
  • The Politics of Wage Policy in Post-Revolutionary China (The Macmillan Press, 1992)

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