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Koji Murata is currently Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Law, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. Dean Murata received B.A. in Political Science from Doshisha University, and both M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Kobe University, Kobe, Japan. Dr. Murata also studied at the George Washington University as a Fulbright student from 1991 to 1995. Prior to joining the faculty of Doshisha, Dr. Murata was Assistant and Associate Professor of American Studies, Scholl of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University. Professor Murata’s specialties include American foreign policy, history of US-Japan alliance, and international security affairs in East Asia. Professor Murata published many books, chapters, and articles both in Japanese and English. Most recently, he published the first biography of Ronald Reagan in Japanese. Professor Murata is a frequent commentator on Japanese TVs and newspapers.
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