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Mitsuhisa  Fukutomi

Professor Mitsuhisa Fukutomi

Visiting Senior Research Fellow


Mitsuhisa Fukutomi is Professor of International Politics at the Institute for the Study of Global Issues and Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan. His research and teachings are International Justice Theory, International Security, Humanitarian  Intervention and Global Issues(G-Zero World). He has cross-regional expertise, having conducted extensive field research in Middle East, Europe and United States.

He was Principal Economist, Middle East and Africa department, Japan Center for International Finance (2009.04-2012.03), Associate Professor at Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University(2012.04-2015.03 ) and Visiting Research Scholar at The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara in U.S. (2015.08-2016.03).He is also a member of the examination committee, the Council for International Relations, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Council for Social Sciences, National Institution for Academic, Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education in Tokyo, Japan.

Professor Fukutomi is holder of an PhD in International Relations from L'Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) as well as BA, MA and PhD in Politics from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.


Research Interests

  • International Justice Theory
  • International Security
  • Humanitarian Intervention
  • Global Issues(G-Zero World)
  • Middle East Area Studies
  • Geopolitics


  • International Justice Theory
  • International Politics
  • International Relations


  • Two Hundred Years of War between Europe and the Middle East: Plunder and Retaliation TOYO KEIZAI INC, May 2018 (in Japanese)
  • Energy Geopolitics in the G-zero World : Shale Revolution and New Order Design of the United States, Iwanamishoten, Jan 2015 (in Japanese)
  • International Peace Theory, Iwanami Textbooks, Iwanamishoten, Oct 2014(in Japanese)
  • L’autoritarisme dans la structure politico-économique internationale, Dictus Publishing, July 2012 (in French)
  • Regime Collapse and Democratization in the Middle East and North Africa, Iwanamishoten, Oct 2011. (in Japanese)