GRIPS Faculty Directory


Position President
Degree Ph.D. (History), Cornell University
Specialty Area studies, International Relations, Politics
Current Research Interests Regional Formation in East Asia, International Relations and Politics in East Asia
  • Professional Career

Shiraishi Takashi, born in 1950 in Ehime, has taught at the University of Tokyo (1979-1987), Cornell University (1987-98), Kyoto University (1996-2005), and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo (2005-2009). He served as Executive Member, Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP), Cabinet Office (2009-2012). He currently serves as President, GRIPS (since 2011) and President, Institute of Developing Economies-JETRO (since 2007).


  • Selected publications

An Age in Motion: Popular Radicalism in Java 1912-1926 (Ithaca, Cornell University Press,1990, Ohira Masayoshi Asia Pacific Award)

Indonesia: Kokka to Seiji (Government and Politics in Indonesia, Tokyo: Libroport, 1992, Suntory Academic Award)

Umi no Teikoku (The Making of a region, Tokyo: Chuokoron, 2000, Yomiuri-Yoshino Sakuzo Award)

Network Power: Japan and Asia (jointly edited with Peter J. Katzenstain, Ithaca, Cornell University Press,1997)

Beyond Japan: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism (jointly edited with Peter J. Katzenstain, Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 2006)

How is China changing East Asia? (in collaboration with Hau, Caroline, Chuokoron-Shinsha, 2012)

Kaiyo Ajia vs. Tairiku Ajia (Maritime Asia vs. Mainland Asia, Kyoto: Minerva, 2016) 


  • Social contributions

Awarded the Japanese Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon in 2007.

Designated the Person of Cultural Merit in 2016.

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