Position Adjunct Professor,Professor Emeritus
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), President, GRIPS (2011-2017), President, Institute of Developing Economies-JETRO (2007-2018) and Ritsumeikan University Professor (2017). He currently serves as Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto (since 2018).


  • 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

Royal Medal with Purple Ribbon, 2007

Designated to the Order of Cultural Merit, 2016

The Honorary Medal of Bintang Jasa Utama from The Republic of Indonesia, 2017


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