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Potentials and Limitations of Japan-South Korea Relations


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:00pm-1:30pm


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Yoshihide Soeya
Professor, Keio University

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Dr. Yoshihide Soeya is professor of political science and international relations at the Faculty of Law of Keio University, and serves as the Director of the Center for Contemporary Korean Studies of the Institute of East Asian Studies, also at Keio. He is presently in residence as a Japan scholar in the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC. Dr. Soeya currently serves on the councils of the Japan Association of International Studies and Japan Association for Asian Studies, and is a member of the International Council of the Asia Society in New York.

His areas of research interest are politics and security in East Asia, and Japanese diplomacy and external relations in the region and the world. Dr. Soyea’s major publications in English include “A ‘Normal’ Middle Power: Interpreting Changes in Japanese Security Policy in the 1990s and After,” in Yoshihide Soeya, Masayuki Tadokoro, and David A. Welch, eds., Japan as a ‘Normal Country’?: A Country in Search of its Place in the World (University of Toronto Press, 2011); and Japan’s Economic Diplomacy with China, 1945-1978 (Clarendon Press, 1998). He received a Ph.D. Political Science from the University of Michigan, majoring in World Politics, and an MA in International Relations from Sophia University, Tokyo.

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