Research Areas:
International relations,national security, nuclear weapons, nuclear test ban, game theory, rational choice theory, mathematical political science
Specific Research Topics:
1) national security, nuclear test ban,nuclear deterrence
2) China’ s military power
3) application of game theory to the analysis of political behavior
4) reform of the U.N. Security Council

I’m trying to achieve a fusion of security studies (related to nuclear weapons) and game theory, but this is easier said than done. At present, I’m teaching the two topics as separate classes in each semester at OSIPP.

Message :
It’s important to acquire a lot of knowledge, of course. I would like to emphasize, however, the importance of logical thinking and analyais. For example, one hears a lot about the necessity of mutual understanding, but the world is full of people with a variety of racial, cultural, linguistic, and religious backgrounds, and their sensibilities and concepts of common sense differ at least to some extent. Intuitive opinions are affected by these sensibilities. The best way to induce others to understand your views, even though they don’t agree with them, is by logic or by logical argument.This is because logic would transend those aforementioned differences.
The Japanese are fond of saying that «everything would be all right if and when we have discussions (話し合い)» : that is, we would come to a mutually agreeable solution or compromise. Would it really ? Why can you confidently say that it would be the case, without knowing what consitutes discusiions and/or negotiations?
Negotiation game is a field in game theory, where various solutions for a negotiaon are proposed, which themselves are based on a variety of standards of fairness and justice. There is hardly any perfect solution that everybody is willing to accept or accomodate. The people you’re negotiaing with can understand why and on what basis a

Main Research Interests

International Relations

Nuclear Disarmament(CTBT)

Rational Choice and Game Theory