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Areas of Expertise

Foreign and security policy, Japan-US relations, American politics

Bio

Became a dentist after graduating from the Tohoku University School of Dentistry. Attended the New School for Social Research, where he received his MA in political science. In 1996, became a visiting research scholar at CSIS, going on to become a research associate, fellow, and, in March 2003, a senior fellow. In 2005, returned to Japan. After serving as a senior fellow at the Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute in Tokyo, assumed his current position. Is concurrently an adjunct fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and senior fellow, Okinawa Peace Assistance Center.

Research Results

†English summary only
*In Japanese only

Publications

  • “Japan’s Security Strategy toward the Rise of China: From a Friendship Paradigm to a Mix of Engagement and Hedging,” On China’s Military Rise (Tamkang University Press, 2015)
  • “The Japan-US Security Alliance and HA/DR,” Strengthening the Alliance: HA/DR Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (Peace Winds America,   2013)
  • “The Good and Bad News about the Parallel Rise of China and India,” NIC Global Trends 2030 (June 6, 2012)
  • “Turning Disaster into Opportunity,” Japan Chair Platform (Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 7, 2011)
  • “The US Strategy beyond the Global Posture Review,” Strategic Yet Strained (Stimson Center, 2008)
  • “Sayonara, Koizumi-san: Dynastic Rivals,” Far Eastern Economic Review, June 2006
  • “After the July Election: Where Is Koizumi Heading?” Japan Watch (CSIS Japan Chair Web Publication), August 19, 2004
  • “Changing Japanese Views of China: A New Generation Moves toward Realism and Nationalism,” The Rise of China in Asia: Security Implications (SSI, Army War College, 2002)
  • “Japan’s Internal Development and its Implication for Korean Peninsula,” coauthor, Strengthening U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Relations (CSIS, 2002)
  • “The Bankruptcy of Civil-Military Relations in Japan,” NIRA Review, Summer 1996

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