Sebastian Maslow is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Sendai Shirayuri Women’s University. His research focuses on Japanese contemporary politics and East Asian security affairs.
Before this, Sebastian was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo, and before joining the University of Tokyo, he held a position as Assistant Professor at Kobe University and taught Japanese contemporary politics and East Asian security at the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Sebastian’s research interests cover Japan-North Korea relations, and contemporary Japan’s security and defense policies. A long-time resident of Japan, Sebastian has commented on Japanese and East Asian security affairs for various media outlets, including The Japan Times, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. His research has been published in Asian Survey and Pacific Affairs. He is the co-editor of Risk State: Japan’s Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty published by Routledge (2015).