LL.B. (Doshisha University)
M.A. (University of Toronto)
Ph.D. (Princeton University)
Tsuyoshi Kawasaki specializes in international relations generally and Japanese foreign policy in particular. He is a student of qualitative methods who seeks to combine rigorous hypothesis testing with primary sources including diplomatic archives. His ongoing research projects attempt to bridge Japanese diplomatic history and international relations theory. His additional academic interests include international relations of the Asia-Pacific region (including Japan-Canada/US relations as well as Canada’s Asia policy), grand strategy, and international security. In the Political Science Department, he teaches POL841 International Relations, POL348 Theory of War, Peace, and Conflicts, POL381 Japanese Politics, POL446W International Relations in East Asia, 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 as Japanese. He is the author of Shakaikagakukei no tame no Yūshū Ronbun Sakuseijutsu (How to Write Excellent Academic Papers in Social Sciences) (Tokyo: Keisō Shobō, 2010), Shakaikagaku to shiteno Nihon Gaikō Kenkyū (Social Scientific Research of Japanese Foreign Policy) (Kyoto: Minerva Shobō, 2015), and Daisenryakuron: Kokusai Chitsujo o meguru Tatakai to Nihon (On Grand Strategy: The Struggle over International Order and Japan) (Tokyo: Keisō Shobō, 2019). Furthermore, as a public intellectual, he has worked 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 and The Vancouver Sun.
He has extensive administrative experiences in the field of Asian Studies at Simon Fraser University. He was the Director of the former Asia-Canada Program (currently the Global Asia Program) for almost a decade. He remains active in the university’s Asia-focused initiatives and activities. Moreover, he is currently an editorial board member of Pacific Affairs, a long-standing Asian Studies journal edited at the University of British Columbia, after serving as an Associate Editor in charge of Japan.