Tsuyoshi Kawasaki


LL.B. (Doshisha University)
M.A. (University of Toronto)
Ph.D. (Princeton University)


Email : kawasaki@sfu.ca
Phone : 778-782-3086
Office Location : AQ6037
Website : www.sfu.ca/~kawasaki



Tsuyoshi Kawasaki is an associate professor cross-appointed with the Departments of Political Science and Humanities. A former Japan Foundation Fellow (2000-2001), he was Director of the Asia-Canada Program affiliated with the Department of Humanities in 2005-2013. He specializes in International Relations generally and Japanese foreign policy in particular.  Methodologically, he is a student of qualitative methods who seeks to combine rigorous hypothesis testing with rich cultural literacy regarding Asia generally and Japan in particular. His ongoing research projects attempt to bridge the field of Japanese diplomatic history and International Relations theory. His additional research interests include international relations of the Asia-Pacific region (including Japan’s relations with Canada and the United States), grand strategy, and international security.  In the Political Science Department, he teaches POL841 International Relations, POL381 Japanese Politics, POL446 East Asia International Relations, and other courses.

His academic and professional activities spread over Japan and Canada (North America). He has published many academic articles and book chapters in English as well in Japanese. He is the author of Shakaikagakukei no tame no Yūshū Ronbun Sakuseijutsu (How to Write Excellent Academic Papers: For Social Science Students) published in 2010. He is currently preparing a few book manuscripts in English and in Japanese. Beyond academic research, he has worked on various policy-related projects with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Foreign Affairs Canada, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other public policy organizations, as well as with media organizations such as Asahi Shimbun. He is an avid sports fisherman.