International Relations; Asian history; historical studies; government and politics of Asia and the Pacific; political theory and political philosophy
East Asian territorial disputes; the Australian flag; intelligence and security; Australian military history and strategy; defence studies; international Relations, notably on South-east Asia (Thailand and Burma/Myanmar) and North America, (Canada and the United States.
Japanese security and China, the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea.
Japanese foreign and national security policy; elections and party politics in Japan; international relations in East Asia, political institutions; electoral systems; methods for statistical text analysis; interviews and fieldwork in Japan
Japanese political leadership, foreign policy and post-war security politics; Asia Pacific regional security architecture; Sino-Korean-Japan relations; Japan-India relations; Foreign policy analysis; domestic politics and foreign policy; political leadership and diplomacy; International relations; government and politics of Asia and the Pacific; studies of Asian Society; defence studies.
China-Japan relations; Asia-Pacific security and international relations; the role of ideas in foreign policy; Cold War in Asia (particularly the 1950s and 1960s); the legacy of WWII and imperialism in Asia; trade, industrialization and economic development .
Nuclear proliferation, nonproliferation and disarmament; nuclear weapons decision-making in Japan, Egypt, Libya, Germany and Sweden; effect of peace NGOs in Japan on both Japanese diplomacy and nuclear weapons policy
Foreign policies of China, Japan and Korea; East Asian international relations; territorial disputes in East Asia; government and politics of Asia and the Pacific; ASEAN; regionalisation; identity politics in international relations
Japan-Korea relations; Korean Peninsula security issues; US-China relations; economic sanctions; Asia-Pacific security architecture
Alliance politics; US security policy in the Asia-Pacific; security politics in the Asia-Pacific; Australian security policies
Australian strategic and defence policy; Asia-Pacific security issues; Global strategic affairs
Japanese foreign policy; Japanese whaling
The influence of domestic politics on Japanese foreign policy (Chair of panel: Dr Shiro Armstrong).
Modern Japanese history; civic activism, civil society, and state-society relations in contemporary Japan; political thought in contemporary Japan; environmental history and environmentalism in contemporary Japan; transnational aspects of contemporary Japanese history; Japan in East Asia.
Transnational organised crime and human trafficking between Japan and the Philippines (Chair of Panel: Roderic Broadhurst)
Japanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia (Chair of panel: Professor Rikki Kersten)
China in Japan's Security (Chair of panel: Dr Christopher Roberts)
Sino-Japanese relations in the context of security in the Asian region (Chair of panel: Dr Tamara Jacka)