Atsuhito Isozaki serves as an associate professor of North Korean studies at Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. His research focuses on contemporary North Korean politics and Japan-North Korea relations. Previously, he served as a special analyst on North Korean politics in the Intelligence and Analysis Service of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was a senior researcher on North Korean politics at the Japanese Embassy in Beijing. In addition to this, he was selected as a visiting scholar at the Sigur Center of the George Washington University and held several teaching positions including an assistant professor at Keio University, a part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo and Japan’s National Police Academy. His major publications include New Introduction to North Korean Studies (in Japanese, 2017) and North Korea and Human Security (in Japanese, 2009). He is fluent in Japanese, Korean, and conversational in Chinese.