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Professor Michio Morishima, the distinguished economic theorist, came to LSE from Japan in 1972. He was responsible for establishing the Suntory Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) in 1978, with the generous support of two prominent Japanese companies. Japanese studies at LSE have been well represented by historian Ian Nish and sociologist Ronald Dore. Historian Donald Watt undertook the massive task of publishing the records of the Japanese war trials in his capacity as official historian.

Working Papers


  • Whither Japan's Foreign Policy under Hotoyama?
    18 March 2010, 6:30pm-8:00pm, G1, 20 Kingsway, LSE
    Speaker: Dr. Mutsumi Hirano
    Chair: Professor Ian Nish, Emeritus Professor of International History

    This is the second in a series of public lectures on Japan's foreign Policy in the post Cold War era.
  • Human Security
    14 January 2010, 10:15-11:05am, New Academic Building NAB206, LSE
    Speaker: H.E. Mr. Shigeki Sumi
    Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor, Civil Society, LSE

    H.E. Mr. Shigeki Sumi is an Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.
  • Seminar: Japan's Foreign Policy.
    28 May 2009. 3:30-5:00pm. H201, Connaught House, Aldwych, LSE
    Speaker: Dr. Mutsumi Hirano, Visiting Fellow, Asia Research Centre, LSE. Chair: Prof. Athar Hussain
  • Japan and Britain in International Society-New Roles for the 21st New Century
    19 February 2009. 4:00-6:00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Hosoya, Keio University
  • Japan's Grand Strategy
    13 October 2008. 6:30-8:00pm. Tower One, U-8, LSE
    Speaker:  Professor Richard Samuels, Centre for International Studies, MIT
    Chair: Prof. John Sidel, LSE