SOEYA Yoshihide

The below information is as of March 31, 2004. It may differ from the current information.

SOEYA Yoshihide

SOEYA Yoshihide

Faculty Fellow (until March 31, 2004)

Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University

Activities at RIETI


Politics and Security in the Asia-Pacific Region, US-China-Japan Relations, Japan's External Relations and Diplomacy


81.09-83.12; 86.09-87.03 Doctoral Program, Department of Political Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. (Ph. D. in Political Science in 1987)
79.04-81.03 Master's Program on International Relations, Graduate School of Sophia University, Tokyo (Master of International Studies)
75.04-79.03 Department of English Language and Studies, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Sophia University, Tokyo (B.A.)


2001- Faculty Fellow, RIETI
1995- Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University, Tokyo
1993-1995 Visiting Fellow, Program on International Economics and Politics, East-West Center, Honolulu, as an Abe Fellow (on leave from Keio University)
1991-1995 Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University, Tokyo
1988-1991 Assistant Professor, Same as above
1987-1989 Lecturer, Sophia University, Tokyo
1987-1988 Researcher, Research Institute for Peace and Security, Tokyo
1984-1986 Academic Assistant, Institute of International Relations, Sophia University, Tokyo

Selected Publications and Papers

[ English only; for publications in Japanese, visit Japanese profile ]
-"Taiwan in Japan's Security Considerations," The China Quarterly, No. 165, March 2001.
-"The Cold War in Asia: The Korean Peninsula as a Structural Nexus and the Role of Japan," The Ending the Cold War in Korea: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives (edited by Chung-in Moon, Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2001.
-United Nation's Peace-keeping Operations: A Guide to Japanese Policies (co-authored with L. William Heinrich and Akiho Shibata), Tokyo, New York, Paris: United Nations University Press, 1999.
-Japan's Economic Diplomacy with China, 1945-1978, London: Oxford University Press, 1998
-"Japan: Normative Constraints Versus Structural Imperatives," Asian Security Practice: Material and Ideational Influences (edited by Muthiah Alagappa), Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998
-Japan's Dual Identity and the U.S.-Japan Alliance, Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, 1998
-"Vietnam in Japan's Regional Policy," Vietnam Joins the World (edited by James Morley and Masashi Nishihara), Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1997


2000- Member of the Goverment's Council on Defense Facilities
1999-2000 Member of the Prime Minister's Commission on Japan's Goals in the 21st Century (under the late OBUCHI Keizo)
2000- Board of Directors, The Japan Association of International Relations
2000- Board of Directors, Research Institute for Peace and Security
1999- Internatoinal Councilor, The Asia Society