Millitary History - Areas of Expertise

Tomoyuki Ishizu (Director, Center for Military History)


1985 B.A., Dokkyo University, Japan
1986-87 M.A., SOAS, University of London
1987-91 M.Phi/Ph.D Course, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London
1991 M.A., King’s College London, University of London
1997-99 Swire Scholar, St.Antony's College, University of Oxford

Honorary Visiting Fellow, Department of War Studies, King’s College London (from January to April 1998, KCL Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Fellow)

2007-08 Visiting Fellow, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI)

Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of War and Peace, War Studies, the First World War

Selected Publications

  • "'The Japanese Way in Warfare': Japan's Grand Strategy for the 21st Century," Korean Journal of Defense Analysis (Summer 2000)
  • "Air Power in Japan's National Strategy," RUSI Journal , Vol. 153, No. 5 (October 2008)
  • "The Rising Sun Strikes," in Daniel Marston, ed., The Pacific War Companion: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima (Oxford: Osprey, 2005)
  • Conflicting Currents: Japan and the United States in the Pacific (co-edited with Professor Williamson Murray)(Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2009)
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