I am Assistant Professor of International Relations at Webster University Geneva 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-Japan-US relations and Japan’s & China’s foreign/security policy.

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

This website gives an insight into my past and current researches.


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, mention International Relations – Sciences Po Paris, Centre de recherches internationales (CERI), Paris
  • M.A. in International Relations – Waseda University, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS), Tokyo
  • Licence/Master in International Relations – Université de Genève/Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

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 (ACANU).


  • Asian Area Studies (graduate level).
  • Issues in International Politics (graduate level).
  • Research Methods and Perspectives (graduate level).
  • Introduction to International Relations (undergraduate level).
  • Introduction to Political Theory (undergraduate level).
  • International Affairs (undergraduate level).
  • Methods of Political Inquiry (undergraduate level).