Akihiro Iwashita

Akihiro Iwashita is Professor at the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center at Hokkaido University. His research focuses on border studies and Russian foreign policy towards China and Japan.

His published work includes Japan’s Border Issues: Pitfalls and Perspectives (Routledge, 2016). He spent 2007-08 as a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and served as President of the Association for Borderlands Studies in 2015-16.

Professor Iwashita received his PhD from Kyushu University in Japan