Keio University, Faculty of Policy Management
Dr Michito Tsuruoka is an Associate Professor at Keio University. Prior to joining Keio in 2017, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Ministry of Defense from 2009. While at NIDS, Dr Tsuruoka was seconded to the Ministry of Defense as a Deputy Director of the International Policy Division, Bureau of Defense Policy (2012-2013), where he was in charge of multilateral security and defence cooperation in Asia and served as a Visiting Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), London (2013-2014). Prior to joining NIDS, he was a Resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Brussels (2009) and served as an Adviser for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at the Embassy of Japan in Belgium (2005-2008). Dr Tsuruoka studied politics and international relations at Keio University and Georgetown University and earned a PhD from King’s College London. His areas of expertise include European foreign policy (particularly Europe-Japan/Asia relations) and Japan’s foreign, security and defence policy.