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Kuniko Ashizawa

Kuniko Ashizawa teaches international relations at the School of International Service, American University, and is also a visiting fellow at the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. From 2005 until 2012, she was a senior lecturer in international relations at Oxford Brookes University in the UK. Ashizawa's interests include Japan's foreign and security policy, US-Japan-China relations, regional institution-building in Asia, and the role of state identity in foreign policymaking, for which she has published a number of academic journal articles and book chapters, including in International Studies Review, Pacific Affairs, and the Pacific Review. She is currently working on three research projects about Japan's approach toward peacebuilding in Afghanistan, security and political minilateralism in the Asia-Pacific, and US-Japan policies and cooperation in Central and South Asia. Ashizawa was a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the East-West Center in Washington, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, and the United Nations University (Institute of Advanced Studies) in Tokyo. She received her PhD in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Prior to commencing graduate studies in the United States, she produced international news programming for a Japanese television network based in Tokyo.


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Japan, the US, and Regional Institution-Building in the New Asia
When Identity Matters

Palgrave Macmillan
Japan and the United States have been uncertain, and sometimes awkward, companions for the countries of Asia in the area of regional institution-building. This...
Kuniko Ashizawa

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