LANGUAGE:JAPANESE

SPEAKERS

Yoichi Shimada

Professor Shimada studied under Masataka Kosaka, a leading scholar of international politics of the realist tradition at Kyoto University. He teaches international politics at Fukui Prefectural University and is an accomplished conservative columnist and writer focusing on diplomacy and security policy. He has published a series of articles in the Sankei Shimbun, Seiron Magazine, and a book on Prime Minister Abe’s politics and foreign policy coming out in December 2022. He is also actively involved in conservative causes including serving as vice president of the National Council of the Association to Save the Victims of Abduction (abductions of Japanese nationals by the North Korean regime) and as a councilor of the National Institute for Fundamental State Policy Studies.

Yoichi Shimada