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Ryo Sahashi

Japan Scholar


October 3, 2022 — March 31, 2023

Professional affiliation

Associate Professor of International Politics, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Wilson Center Projects

An Elliptical World: The History of International Orders and Challenges ahead in the time of US-China Rivalry

Full Biography

Ryo Sahashi is an Associate Professor of International Relations, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo. Dr. Sahashi specializes on international politics in East Asia. His recent book is US-China Rivalry: A Shift of American Strategy and Divided Worlds (Tokyo: Chuko, 2021),In a Search for Coexistence: the United States and Two Chinas during the Cold War (Tokyo: Keiso, 2015), and he edits East Asian Order in the Post-Cold War Era (Tokyo: Keiso, 2020). In English, he edits Looking for Leadership: The Dilemma of Political Leadership in Japan (Tokyo and New York: Japan Center for International Exchange, 2015), and his recent articles appears on China International Strategy Review, Contemporary Politics, and Journal of Contemporary China. he serves as a Member for Council on the Actual State of Land Use, Advisory Panel on Science & Technology Diplomacy, and Expert Panel on 50th Year of Japan-ASEAN Friendship and Cooperation. He also works as Faculty Fellow, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Visiting Fellow 21st Century Policy Institute, Keidanren; Research Fellow of Japan Center for International Exchange. He has been Japan Scholar, Wilson Center, Visiting Associate Professor, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University and Professor, Kanagawa University. He received his B.A. from International Christian University and his Ph.D. from the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo.  

Major Publications

“Japan’s Strategy amid US-China Confrontation,” China International Strategy Review, vol.2. no.2 (2020).

E. Goh and R. Sahashi* “Worldviews on the United States, alliances, and the Changing International Order,” Contemporary Politics, 26:4 (2020), 371-383.

R. Sahashi and T. Satake* “Rise of China and Japan’s ‘vision’ for free and open Indo-Pacific,” Journal of Contemporary China, (2020).