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Expertise

Japanese studies (area studies), Japan in the Asian regional context, major power relations in East Asia, EU-Asia relations, Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

Degrees

PhD, Graduate University for Advanced Studies ( Japan)

Language skills

English, Dutch, Japanese (working languages), German, French, Finnish (receptive skills)


latest publications

Expertise

Japanese studies (area studies), Japan in the Asian regional context, major power relations in East Asia, EU-Asia relations, Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

Positions of responsibility

Adjunct Professor, Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki

Work experience

Acting Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, University of Helsinki, 2009-2011
Project leader, Senior Researcher, University of Helsinki Network for European Studies, 2007-2009
Adviser, ASEM6-secretariat, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2006
Researcher, University of Helsinki Network for European Studies, 2005-2006

Current projects at FIIA

East Asian regionalism
Major power relations in East Asia

Degrees

PhD, Graduate University for Advanced Studies ( Japan)

Education

PhD, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Japan) 1999
MA, Osaka University of Foreign Studies (Japan) 1995
Licentiate, University of Leuven (Belgium) 1989

Language skills

English, Dutch, Japanese (working languages), German, French, Finnish (receptive skills)

12 / 2016

Comparing Japan and the European Union: the development cooperation policies of two civilian powers

12 / 2015

The future of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) : looking ahead into ASEM's third decade