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 Equidistant Diplomacy: Amid Great Power Rivalries (London/Oxon: Routledge, under contract).

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     
  Hiroki Kusano and Hiro Katsumata (eds.), Non-Western Nations and the Liberal International Order: Responding to the Backlash in the West (London/Oxon: Routledge, 2023).

Amitav Acharya and Hiro Katsumata (eds.), Beyond Iraq: the Future of World Order (Singapore: World Scientific, 2011). Publisher Amazon.com

松岡俊二・勝間田弘編『アジア地域統合講座(1) アジア地域統合の展開』勁草書房, 2011年.

Hiro Katsumata and See Seng Tan (eds.), People's ASEAN and Governments' ASEAN (Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2007).
 Journal articles     
  Hiro Katsumata and Daiki Shibuichi, "Japan in the Indo-Pacific: Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy," The Pacific Review, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2023), pp. 305-328. Journal site

Hiro Katsumata, "ASEAN's Diplomatic Tasks during the Pandemic," East Asia: An International Quarterly, Vol. 39, Issue 2 (June 2022), pp. 117-126.

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.

勝間田弘・永田伸吾「ASEANと一帯一路 ――小国の連合による『バランス外交』の展開」『運輸と経済』第78巻, 12号, 2018年12月, 121-127頁.

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

勝間田弘「構成主義と東アジア地域の秩序 ――『ASEAN流フォーラム』の意義と欠陥」『国際問題』2013年7-8月号, No. 623, 18-29頁. データベース(論文ウンロード)

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.

Hiro Katsumata, "The Role of ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and International Studies in Developing Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region," Asian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 11, No. 1 (June 2003), pp. 93-111.

 Book chapters    
  Hiro Katsumata, "Norms and Regional Institutions: Towards an East Asian Community," in Satoshi Amako, Shunji Matsuoka, and Kenji Horiuchi (eds.), Regional Integration in East Asia: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2013), pp. 35-48 (Chapter 2).

飯田健・勝間田弘「アジア市民の共同体――何が地域アイデンティティをつくるのか」天児慧・松岡俊二・平川幸子・堀内賢志編『アジア地域統合講座(4) アジア地域統合学 ――総説と資料』勁草書房, 2013年, 133-153頁(第5章)(ISBN: 978-4-326-54628-2).

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

勝間田弘「規範と地域制度 ――東アジア共同体の胎動」松岡俊二・勝間田弘編『アジア地域統合講座(1) アジア地域統合の展開』勁草書房, 2011年, 52-75頁(第2章).

勝間田弘「ASEAN外交の改革と東アジア共同体の功罪」大矢根聡編『東アジアの国際関係 ――多国間主義の地平線』有信堂, 2009年, 204-227頁(第9章).

勝間田弘「アジアの協調的安全保障」武田康裕・丸川知雄・厳善平編, アジア政経学会監修『現代アジア研究 ――3 政策』慶應義塾大学出版会, 2008年, 101-126頁(第4章).

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 of Robert Yates, Understanding ASEAN's Role in Asia-Pacific Order," International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Vol. 21, No. 1 (January 2021), pp. 161-163.

Hiro Katsumata, "Book review of Shaun Narine, The New ASEAN in Asia Pacific and Beyond," in Pacific Affairs, Vol. 93, No. 4 (December 2020), pp. 783-795.

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.
  勝間田弘「東アジアの国際関係と日本のソフトパワー外交」『論評-RIPS' Eye』No. 236, 平和・安全保障研究所, 2019年6月19日. Link

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

勝間田弘「主導はASEAN忘れるな」『朝日新聞』「私の視点」2010年11月17日17頁. PDF(転載許可済)

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

勝間田弘「国家の軍事力、企業の経済力、個人の知力」『月刊 自由民主』平成19/2007年3月号, 91-95頁 (自由民主党 第四回 国際政治・外交論文コンテスト最優秀賞). PDF(転載許可済)

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.

Hiro Katsumata, "ARF's Future as an 'ASEAN' Regional Forum: the Non-Interference Principle in a Globalizing World?" Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Vol. 16 (February 2005), pp. 49-66.