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New Publication: Crafting Policy for Contested Commons

I’m pleased to announce that my paper “Crafting Policy for Contested Commons: Insights from Japan’s Approach to the Outer Space, Cyberspace, and Maritime Domains” has been published as part of a joint policy paper series entitled “Japan’s Leadership in the … Continue reading

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Webinar: Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

I was pleased to speak at a virtual public seminar on “Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy Amid COVID-19 and Beyond” on July 1, 2020. I was joined by Dr. Crystal Pryor, Director of Non-proliferation, Technology, and Fellowships at Pacific Forum. … Continue reading

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Introducing Summer 2020 Research Team

I’m very happy to introduce the talented group of research assistants that I am working with this summer on projects related to Japanese politics and political economy: Melody Chung is a fourth-year student at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa … Continue reading

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Paid Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Deadline May 18

Are you a currently enrolled UH Manoa undergraduate student with intermediate or advanced Japanese language skills? Want to earn money while learning about the social science research process and statistical analysis? Apply by Monday, May 18 to work with Professor … Continue reading

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PAAC Global Vision Summit: Trade Wars

I had a great time participating in the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council‘s 2020 Global Vision Summit on Trade Wars on March 7, which brought together high school students from across Hawaii for an interactive simulation. Students participated in three … Continue reading

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Invited Talk: Designing Trade Architecture for the Free and Open Indo-Pacific

I traveled to Vancouver, Canada at the invitation of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada to speak at their conference on “The Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Charting a Common Approach” on January 22–23, 2020. The conference explored different states’ understanding … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion: “The New Era for Japan” at Japan House LA

On December 12, I visited Japan House Los Angeles for an event on “The New Era for Japan: Business, Economy and Regional Security.” I was happy to share the stage with Dr. Saori Katada (USC), Dr. Fukunari Kimura (Keio & … Continue reading

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Senior Korean Journalist Security Forum

On September 17, I was a panelist in a roundtable discussion with Richard Vuylsteke, Denny Roy, and James Minnich at the East-West Center as part of the 2019 Senior Korean Journalist Security Forum. East-West Center President Richard Vuylsteke kicked off … Continue reading

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Invited Lecture at US Army Japan

On August 2, I had the pleasure of visiting US Army Japan to give a presentation entitled “The Abe Security Reforms: Drivers and Constraints, Opportunities and Challenges” as part of their Leadership Professional Development Seminar series at Camp Zama. The … Continue reading

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New Publication: Technology and Tensions in the Global Commons

I’m happy to announce that my article, “Technology and Tensions in the Global Commons,” is now available in the latest issue of Fletcher Security Review. I argue that advances in and diffusion of technology have transformed the global commons into … Continue reading

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