Security Studies,Regional Studies-Areas of Expertise

SATAKE Tomohiko(Senior Fellow, Defense Policy Division, Policy Studies Department)


2002 B.A. Keio University
2004 M.A. Keio University
2010 Ph.D. Australian National University
2010 Research Fellow, National Institute for Defense Studies
2013 Deputy Director for International Security, International Policy Division, Bureau of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense, Japan (until March 2014)

Research Interests

Alliance Studies, Asia-Pacific Security, Japanese Defense and Security Policies

Selected Publications

  • "Japan, Australia, and International Security Burden-sharing with the United States", In William Tow and Rikki Kersten (eds.), Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
  • "America's Rebalance and its Implication for the US-Japan-Australia Security Cooperation" (co-authored with Yusuke Ishihara) Asia-Pacific Review, 19(2), 2012: 6-25.
  • "Japan's Security Perspective in 2011: Toward a More 'Dynamic' Defense Posture", in Security Outlook of the Asia Pacific Countries and Its Implications for the Defense Sector (Tokyo: National Institute for Defense Studies, 2012)
  • "The Origin of Trilateralism? The US-Japan-Australia Security Relations during the 1990s," International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2011: 87-114.
  • "Japan’s Nuclear Policy: Between Non-nuclear Identity and US Extended Deterrence," Austral Policy Forum, 09 12-A (May 2009)
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