Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program
Isami is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Scholars Program. He is a researcher on the international history of East Asia, with a particular focus on the comparative history and foreign policy of China, Japan, and Korea. Isami holds a PhD in International History from the London School of Economics as well as a Master of Philosophy in Political Science and a Bachelor of Law in Political Science from the University of Tokyo. Isami is currently a Cross-border Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Hosei University. He has experience as a Research Associate at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School for Law and Politics and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Department of History at LSE. He is currently working on a new project: “The Comparative History of Jioshe, Kosai, and Gyrorin: Revisiting the Foreign Relations of China, Japan, and Korea Before Diplomacy.” Research interests include East Asia foreign policy-making analysis; comparative history; and diplomatic history.