Nobuo Shimotomai

Japan

Professor, Hosei University (Japan)           

Honorary research fellow of Birmingham University (UK) (1983–1985). Professor of Seikei from 1985 and Hosei University from 1988. Visiting fellow of Harvard Research Center (1992–1994), LSE Cold War Research Center (2009), Institute of the Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2009). Chairperson of Japanese Research Association of International Relations. Member of Russian-Japanese Emeritus Club (2004–2006). Has participated in the Valdai Discussion Club meetings since 2007.

His research interests include Soviet and Russian political history, History of Cold War in Asia. Recent publications include books on Kim Il Sung and Moscow, Old Believers and Russian pivot to Asia. Coedited Russian-Japanese Parallel History. The latest book published: God and Revolution (Ivanovo-Voznesensk history from 1905 until 1956), paying special attention to Old Believers.

Materials

The DPRK Nuclear Issue and the Japan-Korea-China Summit
14.05.2018
The political scene in Northeast Asia is changing drastically following the Pyeongchang Olympic Games. Several high-level meetings are being held on the Korean denuclearization issue. Kim Jong-un

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Can Lavrov’s Visit to Tokyo Become Prelude to Peace Treaty with Japan?
23.03.2018
The years 2018-2020 may become the turning point for Northeast Asia, where Russia and Japan will play no less important and cooperative role. Thus mutual interests can surpass the old antagonism of

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Eurasia. Russia and Asia as New Investment Projects
10.01.2018
2017 marked one hundred years' anniversary of bipolarity of global politics. Russian revolution, as well as the Wilsonian ‘democratic’ involvement in global affairs took place a century ago.

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Constitution and Politics in Contemporary Japan
21.10.2017
Japanese politics is now in flux. By his sudden dissolution of Diet by Premier Minister Shinzo Abe this September, political landscape is shifting quite rapidly. Abe originally wanted to utilize

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Results of Putin-Abe Summit Meeting
28.04.2017
This April summit proved that positivist view was getting momentum. Both leaders reaffirmed that the peace treaty was necessary, and agreed to conclude it within their own leadership and tenure. Trust

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New Russia-Japan Deal to Make Kuril Islands an Area of Cooperation
19.12.2016
History knows precedent cases, such as Norwegian Spitzbergen (Svalbard) where both Russians and Norwegians lived together under the international framework. This experience made them easy to

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After Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Facing Dilemma of National Security
02.09.2015
The dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the US without a doubt fundamentally changed the nature of global politics. The act represented not only the end of World War II, but also

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Post-Ukraine Agenda in the Asian Era
13.11.2014
The discourse in Asia, including in Japan, is focused on whether the Ukraine conflict should be characterized as a “New Cold War”, or it should be called a “Clash of Civilizations”.

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