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Horimoto Takenori

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HORIMOTO Takenori (born January 8, 1943、堀本武功) is a Japanese Scientist of International Politics and Professor of South Asian Studies. He is an expert on India, South Asian and Indo-Pacific in Japan.


Career outline[edit]

After studying B.A. degree at the Law Faculty of Chuo University in 1966, he took the MA degree in Political Science, University of Delhi under the Government of India scholarship from 1968 to 1970. He was Special Assistant of politics in the Embassy of Japan in India. April 1972, he joined the National Diet Library.

From October 1999 to Febrary 2002, he served as the Director General of Research and Legislative of the National Diet Library (Japan's Congressional Research Service) with the research staff of 180.

After his retirement in 2002, he served as Professor of Graduate School of Shobi University along with Project Professor of Graduate School of Kyoto University, Visiting Professor of Graduate School of Takushoku University and Open Air University of Japan. He was members of various student projects organized by the Japanese Ministry of Finance, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Institute of Developing Economies , Japan Institute of International Affairs and National Institute for Humanities and a number of universities.

Currently Visiting Professor of Gifu Women's University in Gifu Prefecture, Councilor of Japan-India Association and Senior Fellow of Center for Contemporary Indian Studies of the Japan-India Association.

Research and related activities[edit]

Total 15 books of single authored and co-edited in Japanese and English. Besides 35 co-authored books, more than 100 periodical articles in Japanese[1] and English. He has also been a commentator on NHK (Japan's BBC) TV programs on Asian issues more than 40 times.

Latest Books[edit]

India-Japan Relations in Emerging Asia (Manohar, 2013), Toward the World's Third Major Power: India's Pursuit of Strategic Autonomy (Iwanami Shoten, 2015), Deepening Democracy (University of Tokyo Press., 2015), Introduction to Contemporary Japan-India Relations (University of Tokyo Press, 2017).

Co-authored articles of books in English[edit]

*"The US Asian Policy: A Strategic Perspective Towards China and India," in Isabelle Saint Mezard & James K. Chin ed., China and India: Political and Strategic Perspectives, The Hong Kong University Press, 2005 *"The Kashmir Dispute: Ripe for Resolution?," in Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema and Maqsudul Hasan Nuri ed., The Kashmir Imbroglio: Looking Towards the Future, Islamabad Policy Research Institute, 2005.

*"Changing Security Environment Around Japan: A Mid-term Perspective," in N.S. Sisodia and GVC Naidu ed., Changing Security Dynamic in Eastern Asia Focus on Japan, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, 2005.

*"Japan-India Links Critical For Asia-Pacific Peace and Stability," (discussion between Braham Chellaney and Horimoto Takenori), Gaiko Forum, Fall 2007.

*"India-China Relations: Bonhomie with Ambivalence" in S. Kondapalli & M. Mifune ed., China and its Neighbours, Pentagon Press, New Dlehi India 2010.

*"Japan: Between pacifism and pragmatism," in Harsh V. Pant, Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation, Routledge, London, 2012.

*"Power Transition in Asia," in Uttam Kumar Sinha ed., Emerging Strategic Trends in Asia, Pentagon Press, New Delhi India 2015.

*(Purnendra Jain), "Japan and the Indo-Pacific" in Chacko, Priya ed., New Regional Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific, Routledge, 2016,

*"India-Japan Relations on a New High," Anirban Ganguly eds, Modi's Doctrine, 2016., Freedom Tree, 2016.

Latest English Books[edit]

*"Between Friends,"India Today, Vol. XXXIX No.23, June 3-9, 2014.

*"Ambivalent Relations of India and China: Cooperation and Caution," Journal of Contemporary China Studies, Vol. 3 No.2, October. 2014.

*"Why Abe's Security Package Has the Japanese up in Arms," The Wire, July 12, 2015.

*"Japan-India Rapprochement and Its Future Issues" Japan's Diplomacy Series, Japan Digital Library of Japan Institute of International Affairs, April 2016.

*"India's Wars: The Indo-Pakistan Wars and the India-China Border Conflict," NIDS International Forum on History : Proceedings, March 2016.

*"Review: Beyond Complementarity and Cooperation in India-Japan Relations," The Wire, July 5, 2016 .

*"Explaining India's Foreign Policy: From Dream to Realization of Major Power," IRAP/OUP (International Relations of the Asia-Pacific),Volume 17, Issue 3, 1 September 2017 .


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