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Expertise: Japan-China relations; Japan international relations; Japan politics and society; Japan-US relations; National identity issues
Masaru Tamamoto is a research associate in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge. He divides his time between England and Japan.
Born in Tokyo, Tamamoto was educated in Japan, Switzerland, Egypt and the United States. He is a graduate of Brown University and holds a Ph.D. with distinction in international relations from Johns Hopkins University.
He has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge, advanced research fellow at Harvard, MacArthur Foundation fellow in international peace and security at Princeton, and visiting fellow at Tokyo University.
He was a director of the Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo, where he was the founding editor of JIIA Commentary, an English language online journal. He was a visiting professor at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. He taught at American University in Washington D.C., where he was Director of the Center for Asian Studies. There he designed the world’s first international dual degree program.
Ph.D. with distinction, International Relations, Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Independent Research, American University in Cairo
B.A., International Relations, Brown University
"Will Japan Ever Grow Up?" Far Eastern Economic Review, July 10, 2009.