Professor Reinhard Drifte is Professor Emeritus of Japanese Politics at the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, and Chercheur Associé au Centre de recherche et d’études en gestion (CREG) of Pau University, France and an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, London. He has formerly held positions such as Chair of Japanese Studies at University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1989-2002); Director of the Newcastle East Asia Centre (January 1989- September 1996); Visiting Research Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford (October 1987-December 1988); and Assistant Director for Regional Security Studies, International  Institute for Strategic Studies London (October 1984-September 1987)

Professor Drifte holds a Ph.D from the Department of East Asian Studies from University of Bochum on ‘Security as a factor in Japanese foreign policy 1945-52’. His main research interests include Japan’s foreign and security policy, and security issues in Northeast Asia. Professor Drifte has received numerous awards and grants for his research, including an award from the Royal Institute of International Affairs (London) for his book ‘Japan’s foreign policy’.

Mr. Drifte speaks Japanese, English and Chinese.

Find Professor Drifte’s complete CV and a list of his published work here.

Publications by Reinhard Drifte