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China-Japan-U.S. Research and Dialogue Project
1996–2001

Japanese Study Group: Synopses of Papers

Project Leader:
Ryosei Kokubun Professor, Keio University
[Synopsis] Ryosei Kokubun, Vice Director of the Center for Area Studies, Keio University, earned all degrees from Keio University, and has been a Professor with the Faculty of Law and Politics since 1992. His research topic is Chinese politics and international relations in East Asia. His main publications include Examination of the Asian Era From China's View (1996), The Political Process and Democratization in China: An Analysis of Reforms and Open-door Policies (1992), and Documentary History of Contemporary China: Politics (1994). He is an Executive Council Member for the Japan Association of International Relations, the Japan Association for Asian Political and Economic Studies, and the Japan Association for Modern China Studies.
Paper Writers:
Yuji Osaki Associate Professor, Hokkaido University
[Synopsis] Yuji Osaki is Associate Professor at the Institute of Language and Culture Studies at Hokkaido University since 1995. He was a reporter for NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) from 1983 to 1990, after receiving a B.A. in Literature from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He was in Beijing from 1986 to 1989 as a reporter for NHK. He received his M.A. in International Studies from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He has published books, papers, and articles on China.
 
Yukari Sawada Associate Professor, Kanagawa University
[Synopsis] Yukari Sawada has been Associate Professor at Kanagawa University since 1996. Previously, she was a researcher with the Institute of Developing Economies. She was also a Visiting Researcher with the Asia Research Center of the University of Hong Kong. She received her B.A. in Chinese Studies from the Osaka University of Foreign Studies, and her M.A. in Foreign Relations Studies from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Her many publications include, "Reform and Growth in Guandong: Market Economics Brings Far-Reaching Changes" (East Asia Executive Reports, 1992).
 
Takahiko Tennichi Cultural News Division, Yomiuri Shimbun
[Synopsis] Takahiko Tennichi has worked in the Cultural News Department of Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper since 1995. He joined Yomiuri in 1981, after receiving his B.A. in Law from Tokyo University. He received his M.A. from Johns Hopkins University's the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 1995.
 
Hiroshi Nakanishi Associate Professor, Kyoto University
[Synopsis] Hiroshi Nakanishi has been Associate Professor of Kyoto University since 1991. He received a B.A. in Law from Kyoto University, and an M.A. in Political Science from Kyoto University. He was then a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of History, University of Chicago. From 1994 to 1995, he was a Monbusho Overseas Researcher at the London School of Economics and at the Australian National University. His major publications include "The Impact of the Great War on the Anglo-Japanese Alliance" (1995).
 
Lee Jong Won Associate Professor, Rikkyo University
[Synopsis] Lee Jong Won has been Associate Professor of International Politics at Rikkyo University since 1996. Prior to his current post, he was Associate Professor of International Politics at Tohoku University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in International Politics from Tokyo University. Before moving to Japan, he was a staff of the Korean Student Christian Federation and a researcher with the Christian Institute for the Study of Justice and Development. His major publications include U.S.-Korean Relations and Japan in East Asia's Cold War (1996)
 
Noriyuki Wakisaka Economics Department, Asahi Shimbun
[Synopsis] Noriyuki Wakisaka has been an Editorial Writer with Asahi Shimbun newspaper since 1997. He received a B.A. from Kyoto University. He joined Asahiin 1979. He worked in the Matsuyama office (Ehime Prefecture) and Wakayama office (Wakayama Prefecture), the Economics Department in Tokyo, and the Bangkok office before returning to the Economics Department to cover the Ministry of Agriculture. From 1995 to 1996, he was with the Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
 
Jun Wada Chief Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange
[Synopsis] Jun Wada has been Chief Program Officer and Director for Planning and Development at the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) since 1996. Previously, he had been with the Japan Foundation. He has written and edited numerous books and articles on Korean residents in Japan, philanthropy and intellectual exchange, and Asian arts and culture. His most recent publications include A Guidebook of Historical Materials on Modern Asia-Japan Relations—Worldwide Survey (forthcoming, tentative title).