Katsuya Tsukamoto

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

Katsuya Tsukamoto is a senior fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies, a thinktank of the Ministry of Defense of Japan. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in May 2016. His research focuses on military innovation, Japan’s defense policy, and Japan-U.S. security relationship. From October 2015 to August 2017, he was seconded to the Strategic Planning Division of the Ministry of Defense where he was primarily engaged in coordinating defense cooperation among Japan, the United States, and the Republic of Korea and facilitating strategic dialogues with the U.S. counterparts. He is currently working on his book project, a comparable case study on Japanese, U.S. and British aircraft carrier development in the interwar period from a perspective of military innovation. He earned a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Tsukuba, an M.A. in Political Science from Aoyama Gakuin University, and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University.

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B.A. University of Tsukuba (Japan)
M.A. Aoyama Gakuin University (Japan)
M.A. Tufts University
Ph.D. Tufts University
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