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Takahara, Akio

SENIOR FELLOW

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo

Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs

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Areas of Expertise

Contemporary Chinese politics

Bio

Graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, and received his doctorate from the University of Sussex. 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 professor at Harvard University (2005–06) and Peking University (2014–15) and a member 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

  • “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)
  • “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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