Institute of Social Science The University of Tokyo

the University of Tokyo



Research Staff

Hiroyuki Hoshiro

Division Department of Comparative Contemporary Politics
Research Fields International Relations, Japan's Foreign Policy

Teaching and Research Appointments

April 2010 -
March 2019
Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
August 2011 ARI Fellow, Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University
September 2014-
December 2014
ludwig-maximillians-universität München, Japan Zentrum, Visiting Fellow
April 2019 Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo

Topics of Research

1International Political Economy of Foreign Aid
2Philosophy of Social Science

Selected Publications

  • “Revision of Kishi's Foreign Policy; The Proposal and Collapse of the Ideas of Southeast Asian Development Fund,”, Studies of International Relations vol.17, 2001, pp.57-80, (in Japanese).
  • “The Ministerial Conference for the Economic Development of Southeast Asia and Japanese diplomacy; Japan's Initiative and its Limitations in the 1960s,”, International Relations vol.144, 2006, pp.1-15, (in Japanese).
  • “An Asian Community' in 1962; the proposal for the OAEC and Japan,”, Asian Studies, vol.52, no4, 2007, pp.1-19, [in Japanese] (Winner of the Japan Association for Asian Studies Award).
  • “A Japanese Diplomatic Victory?: Japan's Regionalism and the Politics between Japan, the United States and Southeast Asia, 1965-1966”, The Memoirs of the Institute of Oriental Culture, 9(1), vol.151, 2007, pp.382-416.
  • “Reviewing the Dichotomized Japan’s Foreign Policy Orientations,”, Leviathan, vol.40, 2007, pp.234-253, (in Japanese).
  • The Rise and Fall of Japan's Regional Diplomacy:1952-1966, Bokutakusha, 351pp, 2008, [in Japanese] (Winner of the The Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize).
  • “Utilize the Space Variable, “Utilize the Log Feature and File Input/Output Functions” in Susumu Yamakage, Modeling and Expanding Artificial Societies: Introduction to Multi-Agent Simulation with artisoc, 2009, pp341-353, 364-370.
  • “Co-Prosperity Sphere Again?: United States Foreign Policy and Japan's ‘First’ Regionalism in the 1950s”, Pacific Affairs, Vol. 82, No.3, pp.385-405, 2009.
  • “Book Review, Acharya, Amitav, (2009) Whose Ideas Matter?: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism,” Pacific Affairs, Vol.83, No.3, 2010, pp. 547-548.
  • “Simulating the Process of Policy Making: The case of the Cuban Missile Crisis,” (with Takuto Sakamoto) A Study on Dynamism of International Order with Application of the Multi-Agent Modeling, Working Paper Series, No.04, 28p, 2010.
  • “Theorizing Diplomatic History in International Relations,” Leviathan, No.47, pp.129-145, 2010 (in Japanese).
  • “Book Review, Hatch, Walter F., (2010) Asia's Flying Geese: How Regionalization Shapes Japan,” Social Science Japan Journal, 2011, Vol.14, No.1, pp.117-121.
  • “Building an ‘East Asian Community’ in Vain: Japan's Power Shift and Economic Regionalism in the New Millennium”, The Journal of Social Science, Vol. 63, Nos.3-4, 2011 (in Japanese).
  • “Watershed at the Cuban Missile Crisis: Inside the White house with Multi-agent simulation” (with Takuto Sakamoto and Susumu Yamakage), Shosekikobo Hayama, 170pp+iii, 2012 (in Japanese).
  • “Book Review, Edited by Makoto Iokibe; translated and annotated by Robert D. Elridge, (2011) The Diplomatic History of Postwar Japan: Winner of the 1999 Yoshida Shigeru Prize,” Pacific Affairs, Vol.85, No.2, 2012, pp. 408-410.
  • “Book Review, Japan, China and Networked Regionalism in East Asia,” Social Science Japan Journal, 2013, Vol.16, No.2, pp. 349-351.
  • “Regionalization and Regionalism in East Asia,” ISS Discussion Paper Series, F-162, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo, March 2013.
  • “History and Theory in International Relations,”ISS Discussion Paper Series, J-208, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo, March 2013 (in Japanese).
  • From Theory of Regional Integration to Regionalism“, ISS Discussion Paper Series, J-216, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo, February 2015 (in Japanese).
  • Building an “East Asian Community” in vain: Japan's Power Shift and Regionalism in the New Millennium,” ISS Discussion Paper Series, F-172, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo, February 2015.
  • Integrating History and Theory, Tokyo, Keisoshobo, 2015 (in Japanese).
  • ““U.S.–Japan Relations and Official Development Aid”, International Relations, vol.186, 2017, pp.129-145 (in Japanese).
  • ““Official Development Aid and International Trade: A Panel Study of DAC members”, ISS Discussion Paper Series J-221, 2017, p.30 (in Japanese).
  • “The Fukuda Doctrine and ASEAN”, Nenpo - Nihon Gendaishi, Vol.23, 2018, pp.247-284 (in Japanese).
  • “Social Sciences and History: Is an Integration of the two disciplines possible?” , Organizational Science, Vol.51, No.2, 2017, pp.4-13 (in Japanese).
  • “Does regionalization promote regionalism? Evidence from East Asia, Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies, Vol.8, Issue.2, 2019, pp.199-219.
  • “Book Review: Hidekazu Wakatsuki, (2017) Reisen no shūen to Nippon gaikō: Suzuki, Nakasone, Takeshita seiken no gaisei 1980 - 1989 nen (Japanese diplomacy at the end of the Cold War: Foreign policies under Suzuki, Nakasone, and Takeshita, 1980–1989),” Social Science Japan Journal, Vol.23, No.1, pp.89-91.
  • “Crises Beyond Borders: Governance and Diplomacy in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East,” University of Tokyo Press, 2020 (in Japanese).
  • “Alliances, Security Externalities, and Donor Coordination,” ISS Discussion Paper Series, F-195, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo, October 2020.
  • Do diplomatic visits promote official development aid? Evidence from Japan,” Political Science, 72(3), 207-227, September 2021.
  • Deconstructing the ‘Yoshida Doctrine’,” Japanese Journal of Political Science, Volume 23, Issue 2, June 2022, pp. 105-128.
  • Japan’s Foreign Aid Policy: Has It Changed? Thirty Years of ODA Charters,” Social Science Japan Journal, Vol.25, Issue.2, Summer 2022, pp.297-330.
  • Time pressures under international crises reconsidered: Integrating real and experimental time,” Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, Vol.7, Issue.4, 2022, pp.1268-1281.
  • "Book Review: JAPAN'S NEW REGIONAL REALITY: Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific. By Saori N. Katada, Pacific Affairs, 96(1), 157-158, 2023.
  • "Reconsidering Japan’s War Reparations and Economic Re-Entry into Southeast Asia," Diplomacy & Statecraft, 34(4), 2023, 673-702.
  • "Aid coordination through competition? Unintended consequences of China–Japan rivalry in foreign aid policy in Asia," International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 2023.
  • "Bringing the National Interest to the Forefront of Foreign Aid Policy : The Case of Japan," Asian Survey, online first, pp.1-34.

Educational Activities

Graduate School of Law and Politics,
The University of Tokyo
Geopolitics of Foreign Aid