Biography

A brief intro about myself. I am Assistant Professor of International Relations at Webster University and Research Collaborator at the Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer, Meiji University. My research interest lies in International Relations Theories, and more precisely Neoclassical Realism and civil-military relations. As a Neoclassical Realist, I focus on great power politics and security/military affairs, while taking into account aspects of domestic politics that interfere with foreign policy decision-making. My geographical area of specialization is the Indo-Pacific region and in particular international and security dynamics in East and Southeast Asia, China-Taiwan-Japan-US relations and Japanese and Chinese foreign/security policies.

After obtaining two M.A. in International Relations at the Geneva Graduate Institute and Waseda University, I became Foreign Correspondent for the Japanese news agency Kyodo News, covering the United Nations during 10 years, while simultaneously pursuing a Ph.D. at Sciences Po Paris. I completed the programme in 2015, holding a Ph.D. in Political Science, mention International Relations. I then did a post-doc at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and became Research Associate at the Center for International Studies of Sciences Po, and joined Webster University in 2016 and Meiji University in 2017.

Diplomas

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, mention International Relations – Sciences Po Paris
  • M.A. in International Relations – Waseda University, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Tokyo
  • Licence/Master in International Relations – Université de Genève/Geneva Graduate Institute

Honors & Co.

  • 2023 Young Strategists Forum participant, German Marshall Fund of the United States/Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
  • 2019 Otto Hieronymi Prize for the best scholarly monograph in International Relations, awarded for the book Japan’s Awakening: Moving toward an Autonomous Security Policy.
  • Qualification aux fonctions de maître de conférences, science politique (senior lecturer/associate professor qualification in Political Science), Conseil national des universités, France.
  • First Class Honors (Ph.D. thesis), Sciences Po Paris.
  • Quarter Award, Column Contest 2012, Global Voices from Japan.
  • Certificate of Merit (academic record), Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University.
  • Dean’s List Nomination, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University.
  • Hall of Fame member, Association of Correspondents Accredited to the United Nations.

Teaching

  • Asian Area Studies.
  • International Affairs – Asia.
  • Issues in International Politics – US Foreign Policy.
  • Decision Making.
  • International Relations Seminar.
  • Research Methods and Perspectives.
  • Methods of Political Inquiry.
  • Introduction to International Relations.
  • Introduction to Political Theory.