Journal Articles, Chapters, and Reports

*To view publications available online, please click on the title of the piece you wish to read (below).

Japan in 2020: COVID-19 and the End of ‘the Abe Era’.” Asian Survey Vol 61, No 1 (2021): 49-64.

Japan’s Defense Reforms under Abe: Assessing Institutional and Policy Change” in The Political Economy of the Abe Government and Abenomics Reforms, edited by Takeo Hoshi and Phillip Lipscy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021): 479-510.

Proactive Stabilizer: Japan’s Role in the Asia-Pacific Security Order” in The Crisis of Liberal Internationalism: Japan and the World Order, edited by Yoichi Funabashi and G. John Ikenberry (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2020): 39-78. 

  • Published in Japanese as: “積極的な安定力:アジア太平洋安全保障秩序における日本の役割”、『自由主義の危機:国際秩序と日本』船橋洋一・G・ジョン・アイケンベリー編、東洋経済新報社、2020年:34-71。

Japan and the Liberal International Order: A Survey Experiment” in The Crisis of Liberal Internationalism: Japan and the World Order, edited by Yoichi Funabashi and G. John Ikenberry (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2020): 359-376. [with Kenneth Mori McElwain]

  • Published in Japanese as: “独自調査:日本の国際秩序観”、『自由主義の危機:国際秩序と日本』船橋洋一・G・ジョン・アイケンベリー編、東洋経済新報社、2020年: 326-342。[ケネス・盛・マッケルウェインと共著]

China, Japan, and the East China Sea: Beijing’s ‘Gray Zone’ Coercion and Tokyo’s Response” in Global China: Assessing China’s Growing Role in the World (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2019).

Unambivalent Alignment: Japan’s China Strategy, the U.S. Alliance, and the ‘Hedging’ Fallacy.” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific Vol 19, No 3 (2019): 453-491.

Electoral Incentives, Policy Compromise, and Coalition Durability: Japan’s LDP-Komeito Government in a Mixed Electoral System.” Japanese Journal of Political Science 20, no. 1. (2019): 53-73. [with Ko Maeda]

China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations in the East China Sea and Japan’s Response.” in  China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations, edited by Andrew S. Erickson and Ryan D. Martinson (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2019): 207-231.

  • Published in Japanese as: “東シナ海における中国の海上グレーゾーン作戦と日本の対応”、『中国の海洋強国戦略:グレーゾーン作戦と展開』アンドリュー・S・エリクソン、ライアン・D・マーティンソン編(翻訳者:五味睦佳、大野慶二、木村初夫、五島浩司、杉本正彦、武居智久、山本勝也)、原書房、2020年:222-247。

Japan’s National Security Council: Policy Coordination and Political Power.” Japanese Studies 38, no. 2 (2018): 253-279.

The Myth of LDP Dominance under Abe: Komeito, Coalition Politics, and Why it Matters for Japan’s Security Policy.” in Expert Voices on Japan: Security, Economic, Social and Foreign Policy Recommendations (Washington, D.C.: Mansfield Foundation, 2018): 79-91.

Japan’s Security Policy in the ‘Abe Era’: Radical Transformation or Evolutionary Shift?Texas National Security Review 1, no. 3 (2018): 8-34.

China and the U.S. Alliance System.” The China Quarterly no. 233 (2018): 137-165

Policy by Other Means: ‘Collective Self-Defense’ and the Politics of Japan’s Postwar Constitutional (Re-)Interpretations.” Asia Policy no. 24 (2017): 139-172.

From Management Crisis to Crisis Management? Japan’s Post-2012 Institutional Reforms and Sino-Japanese Crisis (In)Stability.” Journal of Strategic Studies 40, no. 5 (2017): 604-638. [with Andrew S. Erickson]

Whither the Balancers? The Case for a Methodological Reset.” Security Studies 25, no. 3 (2016): 420-459.

Installing a Safety on the ‘Loaded Gun’? China’s Institutional Reforms, National Security Commission and Sino-Japanese Crisis (In)Stability.” Journal of Contemporary China 25, no. 98 (2016): 197-215 [with Andrew S. Erickson]

Balancing China: Moving Beyond the Containment Fallacy.” ASAN Forum 4, no. 5 (2016).

Looking for Asia’s Security Dilemma.” International Security 40, no.2 (2015): 181-204 [Correspondence; response co-authored with G. John Ikenberry, pp. 195-204].

Japan’s Defense Policy: Abe the Evolutionary.” The Washington Quarterly 38, no. 2 (2015): 79-99.

Racing Toward Tragedy?: China’s Rise, Military Competition in the Asia-Pacific, and the Security Dilemma.” International Security 39, no. 2 (2014): 52-91. [with G. John Ikenberry]

The Budget This Time: Taking the Measure of China’s Defense Spending.” ASAN Forum 2, no. 2 (2014). [with Andrew S. Erickson]

Demystifying China’s Defence Spending: Less Mysterious in the Aggregate.” The China Quarterly 216 (2013): 805-830. [with Andrew S. Erickson]

The Proliferation of Cyberwarfare Capabilities and Interstate War, Redux: Liff Responds to Junio.” Journal of Strategic Studies 36, no. 1 (2013): 134-138.

Cyberwar: A New ‘Absolute Weapon’? The Proliferation of Cyberwarfare Capabilities and Interstate War.” Journal of Strategic Studies 35, no. 3 (2012): 401–428.

“East Asia and its Evolving Security Architecture.” In Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World, edited by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall  (Washington, D.C: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2011): 415-436. [with Hitoshi Tanaka]

“Japan Debates its Security Options: The U.S. Air Force in a Dynamic Security Landscape.” Santa Monica, Calif: RAND Corporation, 2010. [with Eric Heginbotham, Ely Ratner, and Richard Samuels] Draft report; not for distribution

“Task Force Report: U.S.-China Relations: A Roadmap for the Future [工作小组报告:中美关系为了未来的路线图].” Issues & Insights [Vol. 09, No. 16]. (Honolulu, HI: Pacific Forum CSIS, August 2009). [with Andrew S. Erickson, Wei He, Chaoyi Chen, Scott E. Hartley, Jiun Bang, and Aki Mori]

  • Served as Task Force Chair, Project Director, and Chinese Translator

“Japan’s Foreign Policy and East Asian Regionalism.” In Northeast Asia Security Architecture Project (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2009): 1-12. [with Hitoshi Tanaka]

“The Strategic Rationale for East Asia Community Building,” In East Asia at a Crossroads, edited by Jusuf Wanandi and Tadashi Yamamoto (Tokyo: Japan Center for International Exchange, 2008): 90-104. [with Hitoshi Tanaka]

“The Return to ‘Normalcy’? The 2004 National Defense Program Guidelines and Japan’s Defense Policy” (Senior Honors Thesis at Stanford University, 2005)

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