Research Fellow, JCIE/JAPAN

In addition to serving as a Research Fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange, Ryo Sahashi is currently Associate Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo. He previously was Professor of International Politics and Director of the Center for Asian Studies at Kanagawa University. He specializes in international politics and is currently focusing on regional security architecture in Asia as well as Japanese security policy. He received his BA from the International Christian University and his PhD from the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo in 2008. Previously, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of International Relations of the Australian National University as well as Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) and the Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), University of Tokyo.

Dr. Sahashi’s publications include Security and Defense Studies Center Working Paper 415: Conceptualizing Three-Tier Approach to Analyze Security Arrangements in Asia-Pacific (Australian National University, December 2009) and “Transformation of Japanese Security Policy and Enlargement of Action Space,” in Takashi Mikuriya (ed.), Transformation of Japanese Politics: Chaos and Reform from the 1990s, Tokyo: Keiso sha, 2009. (In Japanese) He has been presented the Minister of Foreign Affairs Award and of the Japan Association of Taiwan Studies Distinguished Paper Award for his work. He has also received a security studies fellowship from the Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS) for 2006-2008, and a Tokyo Foundation-German Marshall Fund of the United States fellowship for 2010–2011.


Looking for Leadership: The Dilemma of Political Leadership in Japan, co-edited with James Gannon, Japan Center for International Exchange (2015)

“The Rise of China and the Changing Regional Security Architecture” [pdf 487kb]An Enhanced Agenda for US–Japan Partnership—Working Paper (2011)

New Challenges, New Approaches: Regional Security Cooperation in East Asia[pdf 89kb], in New Challenges, New Approaches: Regional Security Cooperation in East Asia (2011)

“Japanese Vision for East Asian Community-building,” East Asia Forum Quarterly, vol 2, no.3 (Canberra: Australian National University Press).

“Regional Security Architecture in Asia-Pacific and Three-tier Approach,” in Ken Jimbo (ed.), Regional Security Architecture in Asia Pacific, Tokyo Foundation, August 2010. (In Japanese)

“Taiwan Question at the Starting Period of the US-China Rapprochement: Pursuit of Balance between Credibility and Stability in the Frontline of the Cold War,” Journal of Japan Taiwan Studies Association, vol. 12. (In Japanese)

“Primacy of America, Rise of China, and the Future of Japan,” Ronza (Asahi Shimbun monthly opinion journal), April 2006. (In Japanese)