Ryo Sahashi

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Apr 5, 2019 at 09:53
Ryo Sahashi
The University of Tokyo
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia
Job title
Associate Professor
PhD(Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Shigeru Yoshida Chair, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Dec 2013
Mar 2014
Part-time Lecturer, International Christian University
Apr 2014
Mar 2015
Visiting Associate Professor, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Apr 2012
Sep 2012
Adjunct Lecturer, Keio University Faculty of Policy Management
Apr 2010
Associate Professor of International Politics, Kanagawa University
Apr 2010
Mar 2013
Adjunct Lecturer, Aoyama Gakuin University
Nov 2007
Mar 2010
Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo
Jul 2009
Sep 2009
Post-doctral Fellow, Australian National University


Apr 2002
Feb 2009
Ph.D., Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo
Apr 1998
Mar 2002
B.A., CLS, International Christian University
Aug 2000
May 2001
University of Illinois Champaign Urbana

Books etc

China's Rise and Australia–Japan–US Relations Primacy and Leadership in East Asia
Ryo Sahashi (Part:Contributor, American Power in Japanese Security Strategy)
Edward Elger   Apr 2018   
Looking for Leadership: the Dilemma of Political Leadership in Japan
Ryo Sahashi (Part:Joint Editor, Preface, Ch1, 6, and 8)
Japan Center for International Exchange   Dec 2015   
Political Changes in Taiwan under Ma Ying-jeou: Partisan conflict, policy choices, external constraints and security challenges
Ryo Sahashi (Part:Contributor, Japan-Taiwan Relations since 2008: An Evolving, Practical, Non-Strategic Partnership)
Routledge   Jun 2014   
Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region
William T. Tow and Rikki Kerstain (eds.) (Part:Contributor, “Ch13 Security Arrangements in the Asia-Pacific: a Three-Tier Approach")
Palgrave Macmillan   Dec 2012   
Conceptualising the Three-Tier Approach to Analyse the Security Arrangements in the Asia-Pacific
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University   2009   ISBN:9780731554928
Contending Cooperation: Bilateralism, Multilateralism, and Asia-­‐Pacific Security
William T. Tow and Brendan Taylor (eds.), (Part:Contributor, Ch10 The rise of China and the transformation of Asia-­‐Pacific security architecture,)
Routledge   Apr 2013   

Published Papers

Failure's in Democratic Administration's Diplomacy and Politician-led Government
Ryo Sahashi
Quarterly Journal of Public Policy & Management (Mitsubishi-Tokyo-UFJ Research and Consulting)   2013(1) 115-128   Feb 2013   [Refereed][Invited]
Japanese Strategy in the Transforming Asia Pacific Security Order
Ryo Sahashi
China International Strategy Review   2012    Jun 2012   [Invited]


Security Partnerships in Japan's Asia Strategy : Creating Order, Building Capacity, and Sharing Burden
Ryo Sahashi
ifri Asie Visions   (61) 1-21   Feb 2013   [Refereed][Invited]
Domestic Constraints: Making the most of the US pivot
Ryo Sahashi
East Asia Forum Quarterly   4(3) 24-25   Sep 2012   [Refereed][Invited]
Yoshihiko Noda’s Leadership for Japan
Ryo Sahashi
East Asia Forum      Sep 2011   [Invited]
New Common Strategic Objectives for US-Japan Alliance: Continuing Quiet Transformation
Ryo Sahashi
Asia Pacific Bulletin      Jul 2011   [Invited]
North Korea: Why Seoul-Tokyo Cooperation Is Necessary
Ryo Sahashi
JPI Peace Net      Feb 2011   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

Contest without Management Mechanism: Gridlock of Japan-China Relations [Invited]
Ryo Sahashi
Berlin Conference on Asian Security 2014   22 Jun 2014   
East Asian Security and Japan-EU Partnership [Invited]
Ryo Sahashi
16th Symposium of Japan-EU Cooperation   11 Oct 2013   
Japan’s Political Change and the U.S.-Japan Alliance [Invited]
Ryo Sahashi
Tadashi Yamamoto Memorial Seminar of Council on Foreign Relations   2 May 2013   
Asian Security Environment and Its Impacts on Baltic Region [Invited]
Ryo Sahashi
5th Japan-Baltic Seminar (MOFA and EUIJ Waseda)   12 Mar 2013   
Change and Continuity in Japanese Foreign Policy under the Second Abe Administration [Invited]
Ryo Sahashi
Australia-Japan-Korea Symposium and Workshop on Middle Power Diplomacy, Co-organized by Seoul National University, Keio University, and Australian National University   8 Mar 2013   

Teaching Experience


Awards & Honors

Nov 2016
Medal for Academic Achievement, Kanagawa University

Committee Memberships

Oct 2012
Nikkei CSIS Virtual Thinktank  Senior Fellow
Jul 2012
House of Councilors  Visiting Fellow First Special Committee
Nov 2006
Japan Center for International Exchange  Research Fellow
Sep 2010
Mar 2012
German Marshall Fund of the United States  Visiting Resident Fellow
Apr 2010
Mar 2012
Tokyo Foundation  Research Member on Asian Security

Research Grants & Projects

Sino-American Relations, Taiwan
Regional Security Architecture