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Yasuyo Sakata

Professor of International Relations
Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS)

Professor Yasuyo Sakata is professor of international relations at the Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Japan. She specializes in Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia/Indo-Pacific security, with a focus on the U.S.-ROK alliance and U.S.-ROK-Japan security cooperation. She is a research fellow at the Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS, Tokyo). She was a member of the RIPS Security Studies Program (1992-94), research fellow at the Institute of Modern Korean Studies at the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University (2008-09) and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University (2014). She has participated in various seminars and projects such as those at the Japan Ministry of Defense (MOD), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA), the Tokyo Foundation, Japan-Korea Forum, Pacific Forum CSIS, Council on Foreign Relations, RAND, the Stimson Center and the National Security Archives (Washington, D.C.). She is also a member of the MOD Central Deliberative Council on Defense Facilities, NHK World Deliberative Committee. She received her B.A. and M.A. in political science from Keio University.

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Yasuyo Sakata provides a historical overview of US-Japan-ROK defense cooperation in Northeast Asia, from the Korean War to the Camp David Summit, explaining how the trilateral partnership was redefined as…

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June 26, 2024