Security Studies,Regional Studies-Areas of Expertise

Eiichi Katahara (Director, International Exchange and Libraries)

katahara-e @ nids.go.jp


1983 B.A. in Economics, Keio University
1985 M.A. in International Relations, Australian National University, Australia
1991 PhD in Asian and International Studies, Griffith University, Australia

Areas of Expertise

Japan’s foreign and security policy, US-Japan security relations, US defense policy, Australia-Japan relations, Security issues in East Asia and the Pacific

Selected Publications


  • "Japan's Strategic Options?", in Purnendra Jain and Lam Peng Er (eds), Japan's Strategic Challenges: China's Rise, the US Hegemonic Decline and Asian Security (Singapore: World Scientific Publisher, forthcoming).
  • "Japan-Australia Joint Security Statements and The Trilateral Strategic Dialogue: a Japanese perspective," in William Tow & Rikki Kersten (eds.) Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region (Melbourne: Palgrave-Macmillan, forthcoming).
  • (co-authored with Katsuya Tsukamoto) Chapter on the USA in East Asian Strategic Review 2009  (Tokyo: The Japan Times, 2009) ( also in 2010).
  • Chapter on the USA in East Asian Strategic Review 2006 (Tokyo: The Japan Times, 2006)
  • "Japan and a New International Order: A Case for an East Asian Community," in Purnendra Jain, Felix Patrikeeff and Gerry Groot (eds.) Asia-Pacific and a New International Order: Responses and Options (New York: Nova Science Publishers).
  • Chapter on Japan, in Charles Morrison (ed.) Asia Pacific Security Outlook 2004 (Tokyo & New York: Japan Center for International Exchange, ASEAN-ISIS, & East-West Center) (also in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 eds.)
  • "Japan as a civilian peacekeeper," in Lorraine Elliott & Graeme Cheeseman (eds.) Forces for good: Cosmopolitan militaries in the twenty-first century (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004)
  • "From Containment to Normalization," in Muthiah Alagappa (ed.) Coercion and Governance (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001)
  • "Japan’s Concept of Comprehensive Security in the Post-Cold War World," in Susan Shirk & Christopher P. Twomey (eds.) Power and Prosperity: Economics and Security Linkages in Asia-Pacific (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, Rutgers University, 1996)
  • "Japan’s Plutonium Policy: Consequences for Nonproliferation," The Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Fall), 1997.
  • Japan’s Changing Political and Security Role, Pacific Strategic Papers (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1991)


  • "Beikoku no tai-afurika senryaku – gurobaru na anzenhosho no shitenkara [US Strategy for Africa : a global perspective]," Bouei kenkyujo kiyou, Vol. 12, No. 2/3 (May 2010)
  • "Begou doumeikankei no doukou to kongono kadai [US-Australia Relations and Challenges for the Future]," Bouei kenkyujo kiyou, Vol. 11, No. 3 (March 2009)
  • A chapter on the USA in Higashi ajia senryaku gaikan 2006 [East Asian Strategic Review 2006] (Tokyo: The National Institute for Defense Studies, 2006)
  • "Beichukankei to higashi ajia no anzenhosho [US-China Relations and East Asian Security]", Shin Boei Ronshu (The Journal of National Defense), vol.28, no.1 (2000)
  • "Nihon no purutoniumu seisaku to kakufukakusan mondai [Japan’s Plutonium Policy and Nuclear Nonproliferation]" in Masashi Nishihara (ed.) Nihon no gaiko·anzenhosho seisaku opushon [Japan’s Foreign and Security Options] (Tokyo: Japan Center for International Exchange, 1998)
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