Tomoko Akami


Tomoko Akami

Associate Professor
PhD (ANU) MA (Hiroshima, MA (Melbourne), BA (Hiroshima)
The Australian National University

Tomoko Akami is Deputy Director of the Japan Institute and Associate Professor in the School of Culture, History & Language at the Australian National University. She specializes in the field of history of governmental and non-governmental international organizations in Asia and the Pacific in the inter-war period. Her publications include Internationalizing the Pacific (2002), Japan’s News Propaganda and Reuters’ News Empire in Northeast Asia, 1870-1934 (2012), and Soft Powers of Japan’s Total War State, 1934-45 (2014). Her recent publications on the League of Nations in Asia and the Pacific appeared in the Journal of Global History, the International History Review, and the Journal of the History of International Law, while her collaborative works on the League, IR and International Law have been published in various edited books. She is currently working on the Australian Research Council-funded project on ‘Towards a globalized history of international relations’. She also serves as a member of the editorial board of the series of ‘histories of internationalism’ of Bloomsbury Academic, and the Board of the Asian Association of World Historian.  For more information see:

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Asian and Global History
History of International Relations
Political and diplomatic history of Japan

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