Author Archives: kgovella

2017-2018 Year in Review: Talks

The 2017-2018 academic year was packed with conferences and talks! This year, I gave the following presentations: “Ripe for Recruitment: Japanese Firms in Global Information Technology Politics.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco (September 1, 2017). “Permeable … Continue reading

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Interviews in The New York Times and USA Today

I recently commented on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political challenges at home and abroad in The New York Times and USA Today: The New York Times, “As Scandal-Tarred Abe Meets Trump, ‘the Situation is Getting Dangerous’,” April 16, 2018, by Motoko Rich. USA … Continue reading

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Fall 2018 Classes Announced

I will be offering two classes this fall at the University of Hawaii at Manoa: Asian Studies 462: Contested Issues in Contemporary Japan (undergraduate/graduate) Asian Studies 620: Conflict and Cooperation in Asia (graduate) No prerequisites are required to enroll in … Continue reading

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Comments in The New York Times & Financial Review

My comments on recent developments in US foreign policy toward Asia were featured in two recent news articles: The New York Times, “Trump’s Unpredictability on Trade and North Korea Opens a Door for China,” March 10, 2018, by Motoko Rich. … Continue reading

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PAAC Global Vision Summit on Climate Change

On Saturday, March 3, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council brought together 189 students from 27 high schools on 5 islands for their Global Vision Summit on Climate Change hosted at UH West Oahu. Students played the roles of delegates … Continue reading

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Interview in The New York Times

I was recently interviewed in The New York Times about Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. Since Kono was appointed in August 2017, there has been much speculation about his potential as a future leader of the Liberal Democratic Party and of Japan. Read the full article

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Talk at Japan Studies Association, Spring 2018 Courses

After a wonderful fall semester as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard University Program on US-Japan Relations, I am back in Honolulu and off to a running start. I presented some of my new research on Japanese defense capacity building … Continue reading

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Interview in The New York Times

I was recently interviewed by The New York Times about the “fresh start” in Sino-Japanese relations announced by Prime Minister Abe and President Xi and the potential for meaningful improvement between the two countries. Read the full article  

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Interview on BBC World News

I enjoyed speaking with BBC World News this evening about President Trump’s visit to Asia and trade policy.

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Interview in The Washington Post

I was recently interviewed by The Washington Post about American alliances in Asia and President Trump’s contrasting personal relationships with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Korean President Moon Jae-in up to this point. Read the full article

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