Mike Mochizuki

Mike Mochizuki

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
1957 E St. 503
Phone: 202-994-7074
Fax: 202-994-6096

Areas of Expertise

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


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. Dr mochizuki is also Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and Director of the Asian Studies Program.


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1982



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.