Ms. Mirna Galic (U.S.), Former Senior Advisor, Office of Afghanistan Affairs, U.S. Department of State
[Research Topic] "U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation”


Ms. Darshana M. Baruah (India), Associate Director, Carnegie India
[Research Topic] "India and Japan: Toward and Free and Open Indo-Pacific”

Mr. Edward Schwarck (UK), Visiting Fellow, Council on Strategic and Wargaming Studies, Taiwan
[Research Topic] "Chinese Influence Operations in Japan”


Dr. Michal Makocki (Poland), Senior Associate Analyst, EU Institute for Security Studies
[Research Topic] "The potential for EU-Japan cooperation on global security issues”

Dr. Irina Angelescu (U.S.and Romania), International Affairs Specialist and member of the U.S. Department of State Federal Service Family Reserve Corps
[Research Topic] "Budding Ties? Europe’s Evolving Relations with Japan in Light of Brexit; Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy”

Prof. Renato Cruz De Castro (Philippines), Professor, International Studies Department, De La Salle University-Manila..
[Research Topic] "Japan's Balancing Gambit on China in Maritime Southeast Asia: Motives, Means, and Challenges"

Dr. Bahadir Pehlivanturk (Turkey), Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations, TOBB University, Ankara.
[Research Topic] "Japanese Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World: Opportunities and Limits of Humanitarian Power Diplomacy"

Dr. Melanie Hart (U.S.A), Senior Fellow and Director for China Policy, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress (CAP)
[Research Topic]  "Japanese Views on China and US-China relations"
                                "Japan's view's on China's energy investments in Asia and Japan's own investment approach in nations targeted by China"


Dr. Ahmed Kandil (Egypt), Senior Research Fellow and Head of Energy Studies Program, Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS), Al-Ahram newspaper
[Research Topic] "Japan and the Middle East: What a New Order?"

Ms. Catherine Panaguiton (Philippines), Legal Consultant, Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, University of the Philippines
[Research Topic] "Japanese Maritime Security Policy and Developments in International Law in the South China Sea: Prospects and Opportunities"

Mr. Jonathan Miller (U.S.A / Canada), Senior Analyst, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
[Research Topic] "US-Japan-India: Trilateral Relations"

Mr. Edward Schwarck (UK), Research Fellow, International Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
[Research Topic] "The Rise of China's Ministry of Public Security (2007-2016)"

Dr. Yujen KUO (Taiwan), Associate Professor, Institute of China and Asia-Pacific Studies, National Sun Yat-sen University.
[Research Topic] "Institutional Comparison between U.S.-Japan and U.S.-R.O.K. Alliances"

Dr. Tania M. Chacho (U.S.A), Academy Professor/Director, Comparative Politics Program, Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy
[Research Topic] "An Aging Ally: Demographics and the Impact of Japan’s National Security Options"

Ms. Celine Pajon (France), Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, French Institute of International Relations
[Research Topic] "MSDF and JCG:challenges and prospects for coordination"


Dr. Dragana Mitrovic (Serbia) ,Professor of Faculty of Political Sciences, Director of Asian Studies, University of Belgrade
[Research Topic] "China's transformation from Regional to World Power"

Mr. Mahdi ZADEHALI (Iran) ,Research Fellow, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Iran
[Research Topic] "Vienna Deal, Middle East new order and Japans opportunity"

Ms. Eunil CHO (ROK) Ph D Candidate, Department of Political Science, Yonsei University
[Research Topic] "Politics of Nuclear Forbearance in Japan: favoritism for energy industry and diplomatic concerns"

Ms. Kelly Wadsworth (U.S.A) PhD Student, International Security Studies, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA), University of Pittsburgh
[Research Topic] "A study of Japan's offensive strike capabilities"

Mr. Doeuk Vannarith(Cambodia) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia [Research Topic] "Human Rights-Based Approach to Primary Education for Children with Disabilities: A Case of Krousar Thmey in Phnom Penh, Cambodia"

Ms. In Young PARK (ROK) Ph D Student, Princeton University
[Research Topic] "Measuring the Influence of Foreign Dissent on Public Attitude toward Foreign Policy: A Survey of Framing Effect on Japanese Voters using Anti-Japan Protest Coverage in Major Japanese Newspapers (2001-2014)"

Prof. Sulmaan Khan (U.S.A) Assistant Professor of International History and Chinese Foreign Relations, Director, Water and Oceans Program, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy The Fletcher School, Tufts University/CFR-Hitachi Fellow
[Research Topic] "Japan-China relations"

Mr. Weston Konishi (U.S.A) Adjunct Fellow, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
[Research Topic] "The US-Japan Alliance Cooperation."


Mr. Mathieu Duchâtel (France) Head of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI), Beijing Office
[Research Topic] "Crisis Management between Japan and China"
[Research Paper] "Analyzing Chinas Support for a Crisis Management Mechanism in the East China Sea "

Ms. Zie-eun Yang (ROK) Ph D Candidate, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of London
[Research Topic] "Japan's domestic political structure: what and how influence the relations with South Korea?"

Dr. Jashim Mohammed UDDIN (Bangladesh) Senior Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
[Research Topic] "Strengthening Japan-SAARC Cooperation for Enhancing Peace and Development in South Asia"
[Research Paper] "Prospects for SAARC-Japan Dialogue Partnership: A Bangladeshi Perspective (Digest) "

Ms. Marta McLellan Ross (U.S.A)
[Research Topic] "Collective Self-Defense and Modernization of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance."
[Research Paper] "The Japan-China Maritime and Air Communication Mechanism: Operational and Strategic Considerations "

Dr. Shamshad Ahmad KHAN (India) Research Fellow, Indian Council of World Affairs
[Research Topic] "India-Japan-US evolving trilateral Security mechanism: Assessing Indian and Japanese strategic thinking"
[Research Paper] "India-Japan Cooperation towards a Rule-Based Order in the Asia- Pacific: Mapping Indian and Japanese Strategic Thinking "

Ms. Dung Lan Pham (Vietnam) Dean of International Law Faculty, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
[Research Topic] "Legal Aspects of the East China Sea Problems"
[Research Paper] "Some Legal Aspects of the Drilling Rig Incident in the South China Sea in 2014 "


Ms. Deena Magnall (U.S.A) Senior Economic Officer, Korea Desk, East Asia & Pacific Affairs Bureau, US Department of State / CFR-Hitachi Fellow
[Research Topic] "Japan in a Changing Development Assistance Landscape"

Ms. Thuy Thi Do (Vietnam) PhD Candidate, Australian National University
[Research Topic] "Locating Vietnam-Japan's Strategic Partnership in the Changing East Asian Political Landscape"
[Research Paper] "Locating Vietnam-Japan's Strategic Partnership in the Changing East Asian Political Landscape "

Dr. Leif-Eric Easley (U.S.A) Assistant Professor, Ewha University
[Research Topic] "US-Japan relations, international relations in Northeast Asia"
[Research Paper] "Including Japan in South Korea's "Trustpolitik""

Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan Anh (Vietnam):Vice Dean, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
[Research Topic] "Territorial issues in the East China Sea and South China Sea: a comparative Assessment"
[Research Paper] "Territorial Issues in the East and South China Seas: A Comparative Assessment"

Ms. Mi-Yeon Hur(Korea) :Ph.D Candidate , University of Bradford(UK)
[Research Topic] "Japan's Foreign Policy Shifts toward North Korea Based on Interactionist Role Theory"

Ms. Lauren Richardson(Australia) :Ph.D Candidate, Australian National University
[Research Topic] "Territorial Disputes and History Problems in Japan-South Korea Relations"

Mr. Ian Easton(U.S.A) :Research Fellow, Project 2049 Institute
[Research Topic] "China's military strategy and policy, cross-Strait relations"
[Research Paper] "China's Evolving Reconnaissance-Strike Capabilities: Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance."


Dr. Sunbae KIM' (Korea) was a Senior Research Fellow, Center for International Security Studies, Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS). His research topic was "Chinas Foreign Relations in Qing Dynasty and Its Implications for the Future East Asian Order."

Dr. Dennis D. TRINIDAD (philippines) was Associate Professor, International Studies Department, De La Salle University
His research topic was "China and Japan's Economic Cooperation with the Southeast Asian Region: The Foreign Aid of a rising and a Mature Asian Power."

Ms. Pranamita Baruah (India) was Researcher, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in India.
Her research topic was "Japan -China Relations and East Asian Regionalism."


Dr. Rupakjyoti Borah (India) was Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in India.
His research topic was " Japan-India Maritime Cooperation in the Asia -Pacific Region: Prospects and Problems."(2012-07-24)

Ms. Jiseon YOO (Korea) was Researcher at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Her research topic was "Human Security in Foreign Policy: A Comparison between Japan and Canada."

Mr. Hanscom Smith (United States) was a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer serving as a Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi Fellow at The Japan Institute of International Affairs.
His research topic was "Japan's Soft Power and the U.S.-Japan Alliance."

Dr. Benny TEH Cheng Guan (Malaysia) was a Senior Lecturer, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
His research Topic was "Japan's East Asian Foreign Policy and New Role in Community Building."


Commander Spencer Abbot (United States) was a U.S. Navy F-18 Hornet pilot serving as a Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi Fellow at The Japan Institute of International Affairs.
His research topic was "Learning from Tomodachi: U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Complex Disaster Response."

Mr. Mohamed Fayez Farahat (Egypt) was Researcher, International Relation Unit, Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS).
His Research Topic was "Occupation & State Re-building: Comparative Study on Post WWⅡ & Post Cold War Experience."

Dr. Saadia M. Pekkanen (United States) is Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor, University of Washington (on leave)/ University of Tsukuba (2010-2012: Master's and Doctoral Programs, International Public Policy).
Her research topic is "Creation of Economic and Security Institutions in Asia."

Ms. Aikerim A. Kamaldinova (Kazakhstan) was Junior Research Associate, Institute of Safety Cooperation Issues in Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi.
Her research Topic was "Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Role in the Security System of the North-East Asia."

Dr. Sangmin Bae was Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Northeastern Illinois University.
Her research Topic was "Human Security in East Asia: Japan leading the Way?"
Her research at JIIA was funded by a fellowship from the Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership.