Kyoko Hatakeyama is Associate Professor at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan and teaches International Relations. She is a graduate of Keio University and obtained M.A. and Ph.D. from Macquarie University in Australia. Prior to this position, she served as Research Analyst in charge of security situations in Asia as well as Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Adjunct Professor at Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University, Yokohama City University and a Visiting Fellow at Leiden University.
Her research interests include Japan’s foreign policy, maritime policy, peacekeeping policy and International Relations Theory. Her current project focuses on maritime security in Asia. Recent publications include “Middle Power’s Roles in Shaping East Asian Security Order: Analysis of Japan’s Engagement from a Normative Perspective”, Australian Journal of Politics and History (2019 March, forthcoming);“National Security at the Crossroads: Security Interdependence and Japan’s Arms Export Ban Policy”, M. McCarthy ed. The Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2018); “Japan’s peacekeeping policy: strategic calculation or internalization of norms?”, The Pacific Review, Vol.27, 5 (2014) and Snow on the Pine: Japan’s quest for a leadership role in the Asia-Pacific region, with Craig Freedman (World Scientific, 2010).