Associate Professor - Modern Japan, diplomatic and political; Japanese and Asian nationalism / racism/anti-Semitism; Japan, East Asia and Islam in modern times
|Degrees:||B.A. (Tel-Aviv), M.A. (Pittsburgh), Ph.D. (Pittsburgh)|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 2839|
|Office:||411 Paterson Hall|
- Japanese diplomatic history, foreign policy, political culture, nationalism and antisemitism, Chinese hegemonism, international relations in the Indo-Pacific area in the 21st century.
- Pan-Asianism and Asian international relations
- Hugh Keenleyside, Kenneth P. Kirkwood, Herbert Norman and Japan
Honours and Awards
2014, September: recipient of a Foreign Minister of Japan’s Commendation for contributions to the study of Japan in Canada and to Canadian-Japanese friendship.
2013, 2007: Finalist for the National Capital Region Excellence in Teaching Award.
2004 (May): Korea Foundation Short-Term Visiting Fellow
2002: Japan Foundation Research Fellowship
2001 [April]: Head of Canadian Asia specialists’ delegation to the Republic of China [Taiwan].
2000, 1998, 1991: Excellence in Teaching Awards
2000 [April]: Invited lecturer at the Center for Strategic and International Studies [CSIS] of the People’s Liberation Army [PLA] , Beijing.
1996 [to 2002]: Japan Foundation Research Fellowships.
1992-93: President of the Japan Studies Association of Canada [JSAC].
Organizer of the 25th Annual Conference of the Japan Studies Association of Canada [JSAC], October 2012, Carleton University.
Organizer of the 5th Annual Conference of the Japan Studies Organization of Canada [JSAC], October 1992, Carleton University.
“A Liberal China policy for Canada’s majority Conservative administration?” at Japanpacificworldconsulting.com, July 2011.
“Understanding Chinese Confucommunism,” at Japanpacificworldconsulting.com, 2010.
The Russian Protocols of Zion in Japan : YUDAYAKA/Jewish Peril Propaganda and Debates in the 1920s .New York: Peter Lang, 2009.
“The tumultuous Kanreki of the Koizumi administration,” CANCAPS Bulletin, November 2005.
“Abusing History for Political Ends,” GLOCOM.COM, Japan, April 2005.
”Security issues in US-China relations at the dawn of the 21st century,“ in Jahrbuch für internationale Sicherheitspolitik ,2000.
“Gendai Nihonron” [Modern Japanese Studies] in Katō Hiroaki ed. Eriyastadey nyūmon chiiki kenkyū [Area Studies-Introduction to Regional Studies] (Kyōto: Shōwadō, May 2000).