高原 明生/Akio Takahara

Akio Takahara


Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo
Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary Chinese politics

Research Unit

External Relations


As the leader:

Contemporary Chinese Studies

Contemporary Chinese Studies (--2014)


Graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, and received his doctorate from the University of Sussex. Previously worked at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Japanese consulate in Hong Kong, J.F. Oberlin University, Rikkyo University, and the Japanese embassy in Beijing. Was a visiting professor at Harvard University (2005–06) and Peking University (2014–15) and a member of the New Japan-China Friendship Committee for the 21st Century (2009–14).