Dr. Yoshimatsu, Hidetaka

Visiting Scholar
01/08/2015 to 30/09/2015
Biographical Statement 

Hidetaka Yoshimatsu was a Professor of Politics and International Relations at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. He received his Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Warwick, U.K. and obtained a PhD in International Relations from the Australian National University.

Dr. Yoshimatsu was affiliated to research institutes at the University of Adelaide, University of British Columbia, Sheffield University, etc.

His research interests include: regionalism and regional institution-building in East Asia, Sino-Japanese relations, and trade politics in the Asia Pacific. His recent publications include Comparing Institution-Building in East Asia: Power Politics, Governance, and Critical Junctures (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and The Political Economy of Regionalism in East Asia: Integrative Explanation for Dynamics and Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan 2008).

During his research time at UNU-CRIS, he conducted research on the role and presence of ASEAN in the development of regionalism and institution-building in East Asia by gaining insights from major theories of regionalism and past experiences of regional integration in Europe.