Dean's Welcome

Department of International Relations offers systematic education program that comprises a variety of subjects relevant to the duties and functions of the Self-Defense Forces (SDF).

The program is based on three major disciplines – international politics & diplomatic history, international law, and regional studies.  These disciplines have direct relevance to major services of the SDF such as self-defense, peacekeeping operations, and humanitarian assistance. Our students will also learn risk management that has much to do with disaster management held by the SDF.  In-depth and systematic learning of these subjects help students develop their insight.

Department of International Relations welcomes cadets who expect to gain ground as real leaders of the SDF!

All best regards,

Hiromi SATO
Professor of International Law

Faculty

Name

 Title

 Areas

Yurika Ishii

Assistant Professor

International Law
Law of the Sea

Taku Ishikawa

Professor

Security Studies: the United States of America

Toru Ito

Associate Professor

Security Studies: South Asia

Chie Ezaki

Associate Professor

Security Studies: Middle East
International Relations

Matake Kamiya

Professor

International Politics
Security Studies

Norihito Kubota

Associate Professor

International Relations
Theory of International Systems

Hideya Kurata

Professor

Security Studies: Korean Peninsula

Masahiro Kurosaki

Associate Professor

International Law
Law of War (International Humanitarian Law)

Hiromi Sato

Professor

International Law
International Criminal Law

Yasuhiro Takeda

Professor

International Politics
Comparative Politics

Haruo Tohmatsu

Professor

History of Japanese Politics and History

Yoshikazu Hirose

Profesor

History of International Politics
European Security Policies

Teruhiko Fukushima

Professor

Oceanian Studies

Naofumi Miyasaka

Professor

Security Policy
Arms Control

Naomi Yamazaki

Associate Professor

Russian Studies
International Politics

Retired Faculty Staffs after 2013

Name

 Title

 Areas

Ryoji Tateyama

Professor Emeritus

Security Studies: Middle East
International Relations

Tomohide Murai

Professor Emeritus

East Asia (Chinese) Studies and Military History

Shuichiro Iwata

Professor

Nuclear Arms Control
U.S. Defense policy