Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974

Mike Mochizuki

Mike Mochizuki

Title — Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies; Director of the Asian Studies Program

Address — 1957 E. Street NW

Office — Suite 503

Phone — (202) 994-7074; Fax: (202) 994-6096

E-mail —

Areas of Expertise —

Japanese politics and foreign policy, U.S.-Japan relations, East Asian security


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1982


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Professor Mochizuki holds the Elliott School's endowed chair in Japan-U.S. Relations in Memory of Gaston Sigur. Dr. Mochizuki comes to the George Washington University from the Brookings Institution where he was a senior fellow. He was formerly with RAND where he served as co-director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Policy. He has taught at the University of Southern California and at Yale University. 


His most recent publications include Japan Reorients: The Quest for Wealth and Security in East Asia (2000), Toward a True Alliance: Restructuring U.S.-Japan Security Relations (1997), and Japan: Domestic Change and Foreign Policy (1995). He is now writing a book entitled The New Strategic Triangle: the U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Rise of China.