William Winberg is a doctoral candidate in international relations at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at International Christian University in Tokyo and a Japanese government (MEXT) research scholar. In 2022, he worked as an intern at the Institute for Security and Development Policy’s Stockholm Japan Center. He holds a master’s degree in political science from Uppsala University and a bachelor’s in economics and political science from Stockholm University. His research focus concerns Europe-Japan relations, economic security, and Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific.