CHOI Kyungwon is an Associate Professor at the Research Center for Korean Studies, Kyushu University. Dr. Choi received his B.A. and M.A. in North Korean Studies from Dongguk University (South Korea) and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Keio University (Japan). His research focuses on International Relations in East Asia and Japan-Korea relations. His publications include The Formation of the Japan-South Korea Security Relationship during the Cold War (in Japanese, Keio University Press, 2014), and “The Formation of the Japan-ROK Security Relationship : ‘Security Crisis’ of 1968 and Economic Security Cooperation,” World Political Science Review (2014).