International History, International Relations in Asia-Pacific

Research Topic

My research has been mostly on international relations in the East Asia after the WWII. The security in the region was an important issue area during the Cold War. Thus I conducted researches on Taiwan Straight Crises and Korean War. Concerning the East Asia after the Cold War, no one can pass over the economic rise of East Asian countries. My main current research interests are therefore related to the subjects such as economic integration in Asia-Pacific and revitalization of Japan.

Message for Applicants

Two years of the master program will pass very soon. You are therefore strongly recommended to work hard to improve your understanding and knowledge on international relations even before you enter the graduate school. Through close and steady consultation of two years with me, you will work out your master thesis. Working with me, acquire clear difference from undergraduate students.

Advised Master’s Thesis (Last 5 years)

  • 「中越貿易急成長の原因」
  • アメリカに対抗する中ロ同盟関係は樹立できるのか―ブッシュ政権期の中ロ対米牽制協調行動について
  • 日中政冷経熱関係構造的変化、国内競争、そして脅威認識
  • Liberalisation of Telecommunications: The Privatisation of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) of Japan and British Telecom (BT) of the United Kingdom
  • Smarter Grids: Advancement in Italy and Denmark
  • アメリカ国内におけるAIPACを例にイスラエル・ロビーの活動
  • 東アジアサミットの実現―東アジア共同体への第一歩―
  • 野口悠紀雄の1940年体制論批判―理論の変遷に焦点を当てて
  • Untangling the Web:European Strategies for the Harmonization of Regional Trade Agreements in East Asia
  • 日本と韓国における米国産牛肉輸入問題
  • PKO協力法の再分析:日本における国際貢献史とグローバル・ガバナンス
  • Passing the Torch: In grace or concealed rout? British Intent for the Post-War Order Hegemonic Transition of Responsibilities in Greece
  • 日本企業の海外展開に対する日本政府の政策的支援
  • 韓国の海外農業投資の取組みについて―食料安全保障の観点から―
  • Missing the Boat? Analyzing Japanese Readiness for the 1988 Basel Accords
  • SDF Participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations: Idealism in Japanese Public Opinion
  • A comparative study of Tokyo and Madrid in the bidding process for the 2020 Olympic Games: A battle of public diplomacy?
  • Entrepreneurship as an Economic Diversification strategy: prospects and challenges for Brunei Darussalam via a comparative study with the United Arab Emirates
  • Public Diplomacy over Historical Conflict: A Case Study of Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution
  • Japan in the Straits of Malacca: Engaging Littoral States in Sea-lane Security
  • Why India-China border dispute in Aksai Chin and Arunachal Pradesh is still extant and what elements influence their relationship in the international prism?

Advised Doctoral Dissertations

  • The Military’s Roles in Humanitarian Assistance:
    A Case Study of the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake Disaster Relief Operation in Phang-nga Province and Its Surrounding Islands, Thailand