• Kiichi Fujiwara

    Visiting Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives
    Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
    Project Professor, Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Juntendo University

Kiichi Fujiwara is Project Professor, Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Juntendo University and Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo, majoring in international politics, comparative politics, and Southeast Asian studies. A graduate of the University of Tokyo, Professor Fujiwara studied as a Fulbright student at Yale University before he returned to Japan at the Institute of Social Science (ISS). He first joined the faculty at Chiba University, and then returned to ISS as an Associate Professor for seven years, and then taught International Politics at the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics until 2022. He also has taught at the Graduate School of Public Policy since its inauguration, and has served as the Director of the Institute for Future Initiatives, where he remains as guest professor. He has held positions at the University of the Philippines, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Bristol, and was selected as a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center at Washington D.C. from 1995 to 1996. He was the president of the Japanese Comparative Politics Association from 2008 to 2010. Prof. Fujiwara has published extensively on international affairs, whose works include Remembering the War (2001, Korean translation 2003); A Democratic Empire (2002, Korean translation 2002); Is There Really a Just War? (2003, 2022); Peace for Realists (winner of the Ishibashi Tanzan award, 2005, substantially revised in 2010), Constructing Peace (edited with Ryo Oshiba and Tetsuya Yamada, 2006), International Politics, 2007; War Unleashed, 2007, Conditions of War, 2013, A Destabilizing World, 2020, as well as a chapter in The Age of Hiroshima, edited by G. John Ikenberry and Michael Gordin, 2020, which was translated into Japanese from Iwanami Shoten. His newest book Conditions for Peace will be published in March 2024. Professor Fujiwara is a regular commentator on international affairs and Japanese foreign policy in NHK, TBS, BBC, and CNN, and writes a monthly column for the Asahi. He is also a film buff, and writes a weekly column on current cinema for the Mainichi, as well as serving as a film reviewer for NHK and the Mainichi. His writings on film has been published in America in Film (2006) and That’s a Movie! (2012).