Professor, Department of International Relations & Graduate School of Security Studies, National Defense Academy of Japan
International Relations in South Asia
Toru Ito has been teaching at the National Defense Academy (NDA) since 2009 after serving a researcher at the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi and Associate Professor at Shimane University. He is an expert on security and international relations in South Asia, with a focus on Indian foreign policy. He finished his doctoral course in political science at Chuo University in Tokyo.
His recent English-language works include “Modi’s Principle and Reality of ‘SAGAR’ in the Indo-Pacific Region,” NDA Global Security Seminar Series No.4 (March 2020) and “The ‘Modi diplomacy’ in the History of Indian Diplomacy: Departure from or maintenance of the traditional diplomacy?” Security Studies Vol.01, No.2 (April 2019).