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PhD - Australian National University

Research Interest

  • Modern and Contemporary International Relations of the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Cold War
  • Japanese-Russian/Soviet Relations
  • East Asian Regional Conflicts and Multilateralism
  • Japanese Politics and Diplomacy

Selected Publications

Hara, K., Liao, T. F., & Wiegand, K. (Eds.). (2015). The China-Japan Border Dispute: Islands of Contention in Multidisciplinary Perspective, Rethinking Asia and International Relations Series. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Hara, K. (2014). The San Francisco System and Its Legacies: Continuation, Transformation and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific. Routledge.

Hara, K., Coates, K. (Eds.). (2014). East Asia-Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics. Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Shifting Regional Order in East Asia: Past, Present and Future – Proceedings, Belair Centre for East Asian Studies, Renison University College/University of Waterloo, Pandora Press, 2010, 336 pp.

「在外」日本人研究者がみた日本外交』藤原書店 (Kimie Hara ed., Japanese Diplomacy through the Eyes of Japanese Scholars Overseas, Fujiwara-shoten), 2009, 310 pp.

Hara, K., & Jukes, G. (Eds.). (2009). Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the Aland Experience: Untying the Kurillian Knot. Routledge.

New Initiatives for Solving the “Northern Territories” Issue between Japan and Russia: An Inspiration from the Åland Experience - Proceedings, Issues & Insights No. 04 – 07, Pacific Forum CSIS, 2007, 121 pp. (with Geoffrey Jukes).

Hara, K. (2006). Cold War frontiers in the Asia-Pacific: divided territories in the San Francisco system. Routledge.

サンフランシスコ平和条約の盲点 - アジア太平洋地域の冷戦と「戦後未解決の諸問題」を考える』渓水社 (Blind Spots of the San Francisco Peace Treaty: Re-thinking the Cold War in the Asia-Pacific Region and the “Unresolved Problems” since the Second World War, Keisui-sha). 

Hara, K. (2003). Japanese-Soviet/Russian relations since 1945: a difficult peace. Routledge.

Grants & Fellowships

Professor Hara’s research projects have been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, University of Waterloo, University of Calgary, Killam Foundation (Canada); the East-West Center, the Social Science Research Council (United States); the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Japan Foundation, the Matsushita International Foundation (Japan); and the Northeast Asian History Foundation (Republic of Korea).

Courses Taught

  • EASIA 277R - International Relations of East Asia

  • EASIA 300R - Politics and Diplomacy of Contemporary Japan

  • PSCI 685/HIST 691 - Directed Studies (Graduate) in History and Political Science

University of Waterloo

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