Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of International Relations
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Research specialties and disciplines

Japan-US Relations

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Research interests

My principal scholarly interest rests with Japanese security and foreign policies, with specific reference to Japan’s relations with the United States. Within this context, my current research focuses on (1) the Imperial Japanese Navy’s role in policy formulation in the lead-up to Pearl Harbor, and (2) a post-WWII Japanese-U.S. naval pipeline that helped define and cement the two nations’ ongoing partnership.

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