Graduate School Department /Course /Field Cultural Coexistence/Studies on Contemporary Civilizations/Studies on International Society
Undergraduate School Division of Multi-Disciplinary Studies of Civilizations
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Email saito.yoshiomi.7a(at mark)
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Research areas Cold War History, British Diplomacy
Keywords Cold War, Culture, Americanization
Themes My main research focus is the British diplomatic history. The British diplomacy during 1960s and 1970s in Europe and its impact on detente have been analyzed up until now.

Upon these works, I started researches on how music was used in international politics, and what kind of continuity and discontinuity in international politics we can find between before and after the WWII.

In addition to these historical works, my research interests include security policy in today's Europe and critical investigation of cultural factors in international politics.
Major publications The Global Politics of Jazz in the Twentieth Century: Cultural Diplomacy and "American Music" (London: Routledge, forthcoming).
The Cold War History of Cultural Infiltration: British Propaganda Policy in Europe and Theatricality (Keiso shobo, 2013) in Japanese
Transformation of the Cold War and British Diplomacy (Minerva shobo, 2006) in Japanese

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Professional societies/Research and synergic activities Japan Association of International Relations
Japanese Society of International Law
Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate courses International Relations, IA, IB
    Seminar on International Relations, I, II
    Introduction on Inter-civilization
  • Graduate courses (Master's program) International Politics I
    International Politics II
    Seminar on International Society, III
  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program)
  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments International Politics, I, II
    Seminar on International Politics, I, II
    Politics I, II
Background Institution Degree Year Field
Kobe University Ph.D. 2005 Political Science
University of Warwick M.A. 2003 International Relations
Kobe University M.A. 2002 Political Science
Kobe University B.A. 2000 Law

Position Years University
Associate Professor 2013- Present Kyoto University
Associate Professor 2009- 2013 Kanazawa University
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow 2008- 2009 Kyoto University
COE Research Fellow 2005- 2007 Kyoto University

Reception of JSPS Grant-in-Aid
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) 2017 - 2021
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) 2013 - 2016
Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) 2010 - 2013
Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows 2008
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) 2011 - 2013
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) 2010 - 2012
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) 2010 - 2012
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) 2007 - 2009