Kaoru Iokibe

Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and PoliticsUniversity of Tokyo

Bio

I received a PhD in Law from the University of Tokyo. My research comprises the political and diplomatic history of

modern Japan. In 2003 I published my first book about the formation of the opposition party in Japan. My second

book, published in 2010, is about Meiji Japan’s restoration of sovereignty through the revision of “unequal treaties”

(now under translation into English). Recently, my interest stretches to several other fields including the history of

political lies and the challenges to them in the form of rhetoric and literature, which results in my third book, "Political

History of Deception: Insincere Politics of Earnest Society", Chuokoronsensho, 2020 March.

Award Information

Abe Fellowship 2019

Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and PoliticsUniversity of Tokyo

Possible Revisions to the Status of Forces Agreement: From the Experience of the Meiji Treaty Revision