PhD in History, University of Chicago
Assistant Professor, Keisen Women's College (1993-1998)
Assistant Professor, Meiji Gakuin University (1998-2003)
Assistant Professor, Waseda University (2003-2004)
Professor, Waseda University(April 2004-Present)
Part-time Instructor, Sophia University, (1995-1997)
Part-time Instructor, University of Tokyo, (2005-2009)
Visiting Scholar, George Washington University Elliot School (2009)

■Field of Specialization:
 International Relations, International History,
 History of U.S.-Japan Relations, Law and Politics
■Research Theme:
 Soft Power,  National Identity and Nationalism, Japan’s Diplomacy
■Major Works / Publications Awards:
 【Major Works】
  American International Lawyers in the Interwar Years: Forgotten Crusade, Cambridge University Press (2012)
  Japanese Association of American Studies, Shimizu Award (2004)
■Academic Societies / Service to Society:
 【Academic Societies】
  Japanese Association of International Relations
  Japanese Society of International Law
  Japanese Society of American Studies
 【Service to Society】
  Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Fellow
■Research Project:
 MA: East Asia and America, Foreign Policy(Not available for September 2016 Admission)
            ※MA: Not available for April 2019 and September 2019 Admission(Sabbatical leave from April 2019 to March 2020)
 PhD: History of US-Japanese Relations, International History
■Research theme, outline of project research seminar, message to prospects:
 In my project seminar, students work on inter-state relations (mostly, U.S.-Japan relations or Japan-China-Korea relations). Some focus on leaders and diplomats in a traditional framework, while others are interested in cultural diplomacy or public diplomacy based on the notion of soft power. In addition, I encourage students to develop their own interests and questions, thereby enlarging the scope of my seminar to include such topics as the UN, ICC, UNESCO, media coverage of international issues or historical issues (Yasukuni, etc.).
The study of international relations will not immediately lead to the creation of a peaceful world, but it certainly is worthwhile to discuss important world issues and examine the possibility of bridging the differences and animosities among states and peoples.
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