Raymond Yamamoto is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Global Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark, where he teaches courses on contemporary Japanese politics and international relations of the Asia-Pacific. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Hamburg University in 2015. His doctoral dissertation project on the “normalization” of Japan’s foreign policy received funding from Japan Foundation and German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ). Before being appointed by Aarhus University in 2017, Raymond Yamamoto spent several years at Osaka University working as a specially appointed researcher. He spent his research semester as a visiting fellow at the Pacific Forum and an affiliate scholar at the East-West Center in spring 2019. His recent research project focuses on the critical role of Japan’s Official Development Assistance in Japan’s post-war foreign policy.
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