International relations, changes in international political structures since the early 20th century, development of Japanese foreign and security policy, history of academic industrial relations studies
1991 withdrawn from Doctoral Course of Law, Kyoto University
1988-1990 Department of History, University of Chicago (Ph.D. candidate)
1987 Master of Law (Political Studies), Kyoto University
1985 Bachelor of Law, Kyoto University
2009 Professor, Department of Law, Kyoto University
2006 Professor, School of Government, Kyoto University
2002 Professor, Department of Law, Kyoto University
1994 Overseas Researcher of Ministry of Education (visiting scholar at the Department of History, London School of Education; visiting scholar at the Asia-Pacific Research Institute at the Australian National University)
1991 Associate Professor, Department of Law, Kyoto University
Selected Publications and Papers
Nihon-no Kokusaiseijigaku Vol.1, (co-edited with Akihiko Tanaka and Tsuneo Iida) (Yuhikaku, 2009).
Shin-Kokusaiseijikeizai-no Kisochishiki (co-edited with Akihiko Tanaka, Yuhikaku, 2004).
Kokusaiseiji-toha Nanika (Chuokoronshinsha, 2003).
Recent articles in Japanese
"Sekai Chitsujo-no Henyo-to Nihongaiko-no Kiseki" Kokusai Mondai, No.578 (Jan/Feb. 2009), pp.1-9.
"Yoshida Shigeru-no Ajia-kan: Kindai Nihongaiko-no Aporia-no Kozo" Nihon Kokusaiseiji Gakkai ed., Kokusaiseiji Vol.151, (Yuhikaku, 2008).
"Global governance-to Beiou Kankei" Kokusai Mondai, No.562, (June, 2007), pp.4-14.
"Ajiashugi-no Jubaku?" Ito Yukio & Kawada Minoru, Nijusseiki Nihon-to Higashi Ajia-no Keisei, (Minerva Shobo, 2007), pp.240-262.
"Abe Shinseiken-no Ajia Gaiko-no Kadai" Toa, (December, 2006), pp.24-31.
"Kenpo Kaiseiron-to 9 jou Mondai-Anzenhoshou Seisaku-no Shiten-kara" Akademia, No.100, (October 2006), pp.1-5.
"Yasukuni Sanpai Mondai-wo Kanjo-no Ori-kara Kaihoseyo"Chuo Koron, October 2006, pp.70-81.
"Jiritsu-teki Kyocho-no Mosaku" Sengo Nihon Gaikoshi revised edition (edited by Makoto Iokibe) (Yuhikaku, 2006).
Publications in English
"Will Obama's promise of change include U.S.-Japan relations?", Japan Times Online, Jan. 1, 2009.
"Democracy and Foreign Policy: An age-old dilemma," Gaiko Forum, English Edition, Vo.4 No.4, Winter 2005, pp.3-11.
"Japan-US alliance and Japanese domestic politics: sources of change, prospect for future," Michael H. Armacost and Daniel I. Okimoto, Future of America's Alliances in Northeast Asia, The Asia-Pacific Research Center, 2004, Published by APARC, July 2004.