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I am an Associate Professor in International Relations and Economics at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. My research focuses on the theory and practice of economic diplomacy, with a particular emphasis on foreign investment, science and technology, development aid and the environment.

In my previous work, I have examined the political economy of the external policy of East Asian countries towards the Arctic region. Current projects examine the link between the overseas infrastructure investment of China and Japan and their diplomacy, and Japan's Arctic and Antarctic policy.

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