Basic Information


TOYODA Tetsuya


Director, Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration



Research Fields, Keywords

History of Modern International Law, Regional Economic Institutionalization

E-Mail Address

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DEA en droit international, Université of Paris-II. BA in law from the University of Tokyo. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-2000). COE Project Researcher at the University of Tokyo (2006-07). Teaching at Akita International University since 2007. Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2013-14). Author of Theory and Politics of the Law of Nations (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 2011).

Research Field

- modern history of international law
- territorial disputes in East Asia
- regional cooperation in East Asia

Recent Activities

Presentations at Academic Conferences in 2013
- “Taking Justice Seriously in East Asian Islands Disputes" at Uppsala University's East Asia Program's annual conference (hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam) at Hanoi on Oct. 19, 2013.
- “International Law versus Historical Justice in Territorial Disputes in East Asia?" at the American Society of International Law's mid-year research forum at New York on November 1, 2013.
- “Territorial Disputes and the Possible Return to Pre-Modern International Law in East Asia" at the Asian Society of International Law's biennial conference at New Delhi on November 15, 2013.

Since 2011, he is visiting Vladivostok one or twice a year for lectures at the School of Regional and International Studies of the Far Eastern Federal University and is a visiting professor since October 2012 for the international relations master's program there.
He is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from August 5, 2012 to April 12, 2013 to work on the research topic of "Reconsidering the International Territorial Law in East Asia."

Academic Background (Graduate Level) 【 display / non-display

  • University of Paris Pantheon-Assas, International Law, Public International Law

    Master's Course, 1997/10, Completed, FRANCE

Professional Career On-Campus 【 display / non-display

  • Akita International University Center for East Asia Research AIU Global Review, Editor, AIU Global Review, 2012/09 - 2015/02

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Global Studies Program (Ryoiki), Professor, 2021/04 -

  • Akita International University Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration, Director, Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration, 2019/04 -

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Asian Society of International Law, 2007/04 - , SINGAPORE


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Legacies of International Critical Legal Studies - an exploration with focus on Martti Koskenniemi's works, Annual of the Japanese Association of World Law (40) , 2021/01, Tetsuya Toyoda

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author, Japanese

  • Book Review: NAGOSHI Kenro, Post-War History of Party Politics and Secret Foreign Funding: 'Dependency' as Evidenced in U.S. and Russian Public Records (2019), Journal of the Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration (10) (p.71 - 74) , 2020/03, Tetsuya Toyoda

    Research paper (university, research institution), Single Author, Japanese

  • Japan's Early Challenge to Eurocentrism and the World Court, F Roesch and A Watanabe (eds), Moder Japanese Political Thought and International Relations, 2018/03, TOYODA Tetsuya

    Research paper (other scientific conference materials, etc.), Single Author, English

  • The North Korea Factor in Russia-Japan Relations, A Multi-Level and International Study on the Development of Korean-Russian Relations and the Formation of New Order in Northeast Asia: In Search of Mini-lateralism, 2018/03, TOYODA Tetsuya

    Research paper (international conference proceedings), Single Author, English

  • 19世紀東アジアと近代国際法の国家中心主義の形成, 国際法外交雑誌, vol.116 (4) , 2018/02, 豊田哲也

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author, English

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Horizon of Studies of International Law, Toshindo, 2008, NAKATANI Kazuhiro (ed.)

    Scholarly Book, Single Author, Japanese

  • International Society, Yuhikaku, 2008, KOTERA Akira and DOGAUCHI Masto (editors)

    Scholarly Book, Single Author, Japanese

  • International Security and Crimes, University of Tokyo Press, 2005, NAKATANI Kazuhiro and YAMAGUCHI Atsushi (editors)

    Scholarly Book, Single Author, Japanese

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Annual Conference of Japan Society of International Law, Domestic Conference, 2016/09, "Restructuring of the International Order in the 19th-Century East Asia: One of Origins of the Peculiarity of the Modern System of International Law", Oral Presentation (general)


On-Campus Classes/Subjects In Charge of 【 display / non-display

  • 2021, Winter, GSS306-1_W, GS Special Topic 6

  • 2021, Fall, GSS201-1_F, GS Special Topic 7: Science, Economics, Law, and Politics of Pandemics

  • 2021, Fall, JAS225-1_F, Japan's Constitution and Law

  • 2021, Fall, PLS245-1_F, International Law and Institutions

  • 2021, Spring, JAS225-1_S, Japan's Constitution and Law

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