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Japan’s Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the 21st Century. February 2017. Columbia University Press (Contemporary Asia and the World series).

Global Security Watch: Japan. 2010. Praeger Press. Co-author with Yuki Tatsumi.

Normalizing Japan: Politics, Identity, and the Evolution of Security Practice. 2008. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Japan’s New Defense Establishment: Institutions, Capabilities, and Implications.2007. Washington, DC: Stimson Center. Co-editor with Yuki Tatsumi and contributor.

Can Japan Come Back? 2002. Los Angeles: Pacific Council on International Policy. Co-author with Pacific Council staff.

Culture in World Politics. 1998. London: Macmillan Press Ltd. & New York: St. Martin’s Press. Co-editor and contributor with Dominique Jacquin-Berdal and Marco Verweij.

Culture in International Relations. 1993. Special Issue of Millennium: Journal of International Studies, vol. 22:3. Co-editor with Marco Verweij and Dominique Jacquin.

Book Chapters and Articles

Japan in US-Japan Relations. 2016. In Handbook of US-China Relations, Andrew T.H. Tan (ed). Northampton, MA: Edward Edgar Publishing Inc.

International and Domestic Challenges to Japan’s Postwar Security Identity: ‘Norm Constructivism’ and Japan’s New ‘Proactive Pacifism’ Pacific Review (January 2015).

Japan’s Strategic Culture: Security Identity in a Fourth Modern Incarnation? Contemporary Security Policy (Fall 2014): 1-21.

Democracy in Action in Japan’s Foreign and Security Policymaking. 2011. Education About Asia (Winter 2011): 58-61.

The Politics of National Security. 2011. In The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics, Alisa Gaunder (ed), New York: Routledge.

Tomorrow’s East Asia Today: Regional Security Cooperation for the 21st Century. 2011. In Tomorrow’s Northeast Asia: Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies, Vol. 21, Washington, DC: Korea Economic Institute.

The 50th Anniversary: Time for a “Renewal of Vows”. 2010. In “Roundtable: A New Stage for the US-Japan Alliance?,” Asia Policy (July): 28-34.

Prospects for Trilateral Security Cooperation. 2010. In Getting the Triangle Straight: Managing China-Japan-US Relations, Gerald Curtis, Ryosei Kokubun, and Wang Jisi (eds), Tokyo: Japan Center for International Exchange.

Japan’s Security Future. 2010. In The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security Studies, Sumi Ganguly, Andrew Scobell, & Joseph Chinyong Liow (eds), New York: Routledge.

Japan’s Leadership Struggle to Create a New “Normal”. 2008. Harvard Asia Quarterly 11: 2/3 (Spring/Summer): 57-65. Co-author with Steven C. Clemons.

The Domestic and International Politics of Constitutional Change in Japan. 2008.Education about Asia 12: 3 (Winter): 39-44.

Let’s Debate: Active Learning Encourages Student Participation and Critical Thinking. 2007. Journal of Political Science Education 3: 3 (September): 293-311.

Explaining Japan’s Tortured Course to Surveillance Satellites. 2007. Review of Policy Research 24: 1 (January): 29-48.

The United States and “Alliance” Role in Japan’s New Defense Establishment. 2007.In Japan’s New Defense Establishment: Institutions, Capabilities, and Implications, Yuki Tatsumi and Andrew Oros (eds), Washington, DC: Henry J. Stimson Center.

Japan’s Evolving Defense Establishment (co-author with Yuki Tatsumi). 2007. In Japan’s New Defense Establishment: Institutions, Capabilities, and Implications, Yuki Tatsumi and Andrew Oros (eds), Washington, DC: Henry J. Stimson Center.

Godzilla’s Return: The New Nuclear Politics in an Insecure Japan. 2003. In Japan’s Nuclear Option: Security, Politics, and Policy in the 21st Century, Benjamin Self and Jeffrey Thompson (eds), Washington, DC: Henry J. Stimson Center.

Japan’s Growing Intelligence Capability. 2002. International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 15: 1 (January): 1-25.

Culture in World Politics: An Introduction. 1998. Culture in World Politics. London: Macmillan Press Ltd. & New York: St. Martin’s Press. With Dominique Jacquin-Berdal and Marco Verweij.

Asian Values or Asian Ideology? The Role of Culture in the International Relations of East Asia. 1995. Journal of Public and International Affairs 6: 129-47.


South Koreans Embrace the Warming to the North: Quite a Contrast to the Washington Buzz. July 17, 2018. The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.

Japan’s Cabinet Seeks Changes to Its Peace Constitution — Issues New “Interpretation” of Article Nine. Asia-Pacific Bulletin. Washington, DC: East-West Center, July 1, 2014.

Enhancing U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation: New Strategies and the Challenges Ahead.  In Views from the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future. Washington, DC: Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, June 2014. Co-author with Jeffrey Hornung.

Beyond Haiyan: Toward Greater U.S.-Japan Cooperation in HADR. NBR Analysis, February 2014 (co-authored with Weston Konishi)

Does Abe’s Rightward Shift Threaten His Legacy? PacNet No. 2, January 7, 2014.

Ribarasu Senryaku Nihon no Yakuwaritai [Japan’s Large Role in the Rebalance Strategy]. Mainichi Shimbun (Japan), March 25, 2013.

Sino-Japanese Relations: Citizens Taking Charge Despite Government Efforts. China Brief, Vol. XII, No. 17 (Washington, DC: Jamestown Foundation), September 7, 2012.

Japan, US Beset by Politics of Obstruction. Asahi Shimbun (Japan), January 28, 2011.

Nichibei no minshuto seiken: kyotsu no kiki, daitan na michi wo [Japan, US Democrats in power: common crisis, towards a daring road]. Asahi Shimbun (Japan), December 4, 2010.

China, Japan Need Help to Stop Crisis from Escalating—and Fast. Daily Yomiuri (Japan), September 25, 2010 (co-authored with Steve Clemons)

Pragmatism Should Triumph over Ideology in Asia, Korea Times, September 21, 2010.

Chenji no Jitsugen: Bei to Kyotsu no Chousen [Realizing Change: Common Challenges with the United States] Asahi Shimbun (Japan). December 24, 2009.

The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Electoral Politics, Brookings Institution Northeast Asia Commentary, January 2008.

Listening to the People: Japanese Democracy and the New Security Agenda, Mansfield Foundation Asian Opinion Poll Commentary, February 2007.

Betting on a Bolder Japan, Japan Times, September 15, 2005 (co-authored with Steve Clemons)

Nihon no Fukkatsu no Ne ni Chumoku [Important Points for Japan’s Recovery]. Nihon Keizai Shimbun. December 27, 2002. (Co-authored with Abraham Lowenthal)

Review Articles

Japanese Foreign Intelligence-Related Activities. 1999. Intelligence and National Security 14:3 (Fall): 235-43.

Bureaucrats and Politicians in Japan’s Political Economy. 1998. Japan Forum 10: 2: 221-30.

Book Reviews

China’s Coming War with Asia (2015) by Jonathan Holslag. H-Net Reviews (March 2016).

Governing Insecurity in Japan: The Domestic Discourse and Policy Response (2014) by Wilhelm Vosse, Reinhard Drifte and Verena Blechinger-Talcott (eds) and Japan’s Civil-Military Diplomacy: The Banks of the Rubicon (2014) by Dennis T. Yasutomo. Pacific Affairs 88:4 (2015): 917-21.

Japan and China as Charm Rivals: Soft Power in Regional Diplomacy by Jing Sun, Asia Policy 15 (January 2013): 127-31. Download PDF

China or Japan: Which Will Lead Asia? by Claude Meyer, H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews (August 2012). Download PDF

Client State: Japan in the American Embrace (2007) by Gavan McCormack; Pacific Alliance: Reviving U.S.-Japan Relations (2009) by Kent E Calder. Pacific Affairs 83:1 (2010): 167-70.