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Yoichiro Sato


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PROFESSOR YOICHIRO SATO holds a BA (Law) from Keio University, MA (International Studies) from University of South Carolina, and Ph.D (Political Science) from University of Hawaii, and is currently at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. Previously, he has also taught at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and Auckland University (New Zealand) and has been a visiting professor at multiple institutions.  His more than ten published books include The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance (co-edited with Takashi Inoguchi and G. John Ikenberry, Palgrave, 2011), Regional Institutions, Geopolitics and Economics in the Asia Pacific (co-edited with Steve Rothman and Utpal Vyas, Routledge, 2017), and Re-Rising Japan (co-edited with Hidekazu Sakai, Peter Lang, 2017).  His commentaries have appeared in various global media, including Time, Newsweek, Al Jazeera, Agence Presse Francais, and Nikkei Asian Review.

affiliation(s) and current position at your institute

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Professor

(5-7) keywords of your research fields (both on Indo-Pacific and other)

International relations, foreign policy, security, political economy, democratization, United States, Japan, maritime affairs, Southeast Asia

A list of maximum 3 relevant works/publications on Indo-Pacific

Elena Atanassova-Cornelis & Yoichiro Sato (2019) The US-Japan Alliance Dilemma in the Asia-Pacific: Changing Rationales and Scope, The International Spectator, 54:4, 78-93, DOI: 10.1080/03932729.2019.1665272

Tran, T.B. and Sato, Y. (2018), Vietnam's Post‐Cold War Hedging Strategy: A Changing Mix of Realist and Liberal Ingredients. Asian Politics & Policy, 10: 73-99. doi:10.1111/aspp.12368

Rothman, S. (Ed.), Vyas, U. (Ed.), Sato, Y. (Ed.). (2017). Regional Institutions, Geopolitics and Economics in the Asia-Pacific. London: Routledge,

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