Security Studies,Regional Studies-Areas of Expertise

Yoshihide Matsuura (Head, Asia and Africa Division, Regional Studies Department)


1993 B.A. (Language and Area Studies), Faculty of Indonesian-Malaysian Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
2002 M.Sc. (Strategic Studies), Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University


1995 Joined NIDS as a Research Associate
2004 Research Fellow, NIDS
2010 Deputy Counsellor, the office of Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary (National Security and Crisis Management)
2011 Head, Northeast Asia Division, NIDS
2015 Research Programme Coordinator, Planning and Administration Department, NIDS
2016 Head, China Division, NIDS
2017 Current position

Areas of Expertise

Southeast Asia area studies, Security Affairs and Modern History of Malaysia and Singapore

Research works

“Population Issues in Singapore and Its Implication to National Security," NIDS Journal of Defense and Security, Vol.19, No.2, March 2017 (in Japanese.)

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