Modern and contemporary international relations of the Asia-Pacific region; Japanese politics and diplomacy; international governance.
Present Research Interests:
I am currently working on several projects that build on my previous works on the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty. These are in the general areas of international governance, Cold War, diplomatic history, and comparative conflict resolution. I am also involved in projects on Japanese politics and diplomacy.
- Cold War Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific: Divided Territories in the San Francisco System, Oxford/Nissan Institute Japanese Studies Series, Routledge, 2007, 247 pp.
- Sanfuranshisuko heiwajoyaku no moten: ajia taiheiyo chiiki no reisen to ‘sengo mikaiketsu no shomondai’ (Blind Spots of the San Francisco Peace Treaty: Re-thinking the Cold War in the Asia-Pacific Region and the “Unresolved Problems” since the Second World War), Keisui-sha, 2005, 315 pp.
- Japanese-Soviet/Russian Relations since 1945: A Difficult Peace, Oxford/Nissan Institute Japanese Studies Series, Routledge, 1998, 279 pp.