Hiro Katsumata, PhD

Associate Professor
Graduate School of International and Cultural Studies
Tohoku University
41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 JAPAN

Welcome to Hiro Katsumata's personal website! I am an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of International and Cultural Studies, Tohoku University (Japan). In 2003, I defended my Ph.D. thesis at the University of Birmingham (UK), and joined the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). I was at the University of Bristol (UK) (from 2007 to 2009), at the Waseda University Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (Japan) (from 2009 to 2013), and at Kanazawa University (Japan) (from 2013 to 2015). I specialize in ASEAN and Asia-Pacific regionalism. I am the author of ASEAN's Cooperative Security Enterprise: Norms and Interests in the ASEAN Regional Forum (London/Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009). I have written articles in journals such as The Pacific Review and Review of International Studies.   

List of publications    
  Hiro Katsumata, ASEAN's Cooperative Security Enterprise: Norms and Interests in the ASEAN Regional Forum (London/Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009). Publisher Amazon.co.jp    
 Edited volumes     
  Amitav Acharya and Hiro Katsumata (eds.), Beyond Iraq: the Future of World Order (Singapore: World Scientific, 2011). Publisher Amazon.com

Hiro Katsumata and See Seng Tan (eds.), People's ASEAN and Governments' ASEAN (Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2007). Bookstore
 Journal articles     
  Hiro Katsumata and Shingo Nagata, "ASEAN and the BRI: The Utility of Equidistant Diplomacy with China and the US," Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Vol. 7, No. 2 (November 2019), pp. 333-348.

Anja Jetschke, Amitav Acharya, Philippe De Lombaerde, Hiro Katsumata, and T.J. Pempel, "Roundtable Discussion: Studying Asian and Comparative Regionalism through Amitav Acharya's Work," International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Vol. 15, No. 3 (September 2015), pp. 537-566. Journal site

Hiro Katsumata, "What Explains ASEAN's Leadership in East Asian Community Building?" Pacific Affairs, Volume 87, No. 2 (June 2014), pp. 247-264. Journal site

Hiro Katsumata, "Japanese Popular Culture in East Asia: a New Insight into Regional Community Building," International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Vol. 12, No. 1 (January 2012), pp. 133-160. Journal site

Hiro Katsumata, "Mimetic Adoption and Norm Diffusion: 'Western' Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia?" Review of International Studies, Vol. 37, Issue 2 (April 2011), pp. 557-576. Journal site Download site

Hiro Katsumata, "ASEAN and Human Rights: Resisting Western Pressure or Emulating the West?" The Pacific Review, Vol. 22, No. 5 (December 2009), pp. 619-637. Journal site

Hiro Katsumata, "Establishment of the ASEAN Regional Forum: Constructing a 'Talking Shop' or a 'Norm Brewery'?" The Pacific Review, special issue, Theorizing Southeast Asian Relations: Emerging Debates, Vol. 19, No. 2 (June 2006), pp. 181-198.

Hiro Katsumata, "Why does Japan Downplay Human Rights in Southeast Asia?" International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2006), pp. 249-267. Journal site

Hiro Katsumata, "Why is ASEAN Diplomacy Changing?: From 'Non-Interference' to 'Open and Frank Discussions,'" Asian Survey, Vol. 44, No. 2 (March/April 2004), pp. 237-254. Journal site Download site

Hiro Katsumata, "Reconstruction of Diplomatic Norms in Southeast Asia: The Case for Strict Adherence to the ASEAN Way," Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 25, No. 1 (April 2003), pp. 104-121.
 Book chapters    
  Hiro Katsumata, "East Asian Regional Security Governance: Bilateral Hard Balancing and ASEAN's Informal Cooperative Security," in Shaun Breslin and Stuart Croft (eds.), Comparative Regional Security Governance (London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 72-93 (Chapter 4). Download site

Hiro Katsumata, "Japan, East Asian Regionalism and the Politics of Human Security," in Helen Nesadurai (ed.), Globalization and Economic Security in East Asia: Governance and Institutions, Warwick Studies in Globalization Series (London: Routledge, 2005), pp. 235-251 (Chapter 13).
 Book reviews    
  Hiro Katsumata, "Book Review on Tamio Nakamura (ed.), East Asian Regionalism from a Legal Perspective: Current Features and a Vision for the Future," in Pacific Affairs, Vol. 83, No. 3 (September 2010), pp. 562-564.

Hiro Katsumata, "Book Review on Yoichiro Sato and Keiko Hirata (eds.), Norms, Interests, and Power in Japanese Foreign Policy," International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Vol. 10, No. 1 (January 2010), pp. 189-192.

Hiro Katsumata, "Book Review on Yong Wook Lee, The Japanese Challenge to the American Neoliberal World Order," Japanese Journal of Political Science, Vol. 10, Issue 1 (April 2009), pp 141-143.
  Hiro Katsumata and Takeshi Iida, "Popular Culture and Regional Identity in East Asia: Evidence from the Asia Student Survey 2008," GIARI Working Paper E-3, Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration, Waseda University, Tokyo, 2011. Link

Hiro Katsumata, David Martin Jones, and Michael L. R. Smith, "Correspondence: ASEAN, Regional Integration, and State Sovereignty," International Security, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Fall 2008), pp. 182-185.

Hiro Katsumata and Li Mingjiang, "What is a 'Normal' Japan? Implications for Sino-Japanese Relations," China Brief, Vol. 8, Issue 16, 1 August 2008, pp. 5-8. Link

Hiro Katsumata, "Foreign Politics of Japan," in Wolfgang Gieler (ed.), Comparative World Affairs: Selected Countries, Organizations and Conflicts (Duisburg, Gernamy: Verlag fur Wissenschaft und Kultur, 2006), pp. 65-73.