Dr. B.A. (Bryce) Wakefield

Position:
  • Lecturer
Expertise:
  • Japanese politics and international relations


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6176
E-Mail: b.a.wakefield@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS Japan
Office Address: Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number 0.18


Fields of interest

Foreign and defence policies of Japan
Domestic Japanese political discourse
Political Marketing in Japan
International Relations
Comparative Politics (interest formation, political institutions, electoral politics, East Asia, esp. Japan)

CV

Education
PhD in Political Studies, University of Auckland (2011)
Masters in International Public Policy, Osaka University (2004)
Graduate Research Student, Osaka University (April 2001-March 2002)
BA in Political Studies The University of Auckland (1996)

Employment 
Program Associate for Northeast Asia, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC (2009-2012)
Temporary Lecturer in Political Studies, University of Auckland (2008)
Coordinating Tutor in Political Studies, University of Auckland (2005-2008)
Intern, New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo (2003)
TESOL Instructor (1998-2001), Osaka, Japan

Key publications

Edited Volumes

A Time for Change? Japan’s “Peace” Constitution at 65 (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2012).

China and the Persian Gulf: Implications for the United States (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2011). First editor, with Susan L. Levenstein.

Articles and book sections

Wakefield B. (2014). “Abe's Law: Domestic Dimensions of Japan's Collective Self-Defense Debate.” In Goto, S. (Ed.). Japan’s Vision for East Asia: Diplomacy Amid Geopolitical Challenges. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Available

"Reexamining "Myths" About Japan's Collective Self-Defense Change - What critics (and the Japanese public) do understand about Japan's constitutional reinterpretation." The Asia Pacific Journal, September 8, 2014. With Craig Martin.

" Domestic Dimensions of Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Debate." In Shihoko Goto (ed.), Japan’s Vision for East Asia. 44-60. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 2014.

"What Japan’s Designated State Secrets Law Targets." (Translation of Uzaki Masahiro, "Tokutei himitsu hogo hō ga neraumono," Hō to minshushugi [Law and Democracy] 45, 2014, 8-13). The Asia-Pacific Journal , Vol. 12, Issue 21, No. 1, May 25, 2014.

“Right Angles: Examining accounts of Japanese neonationalism,” Pacific Affairs (2008-09). 537-555. With Matthew Penney.

“Political Market Orientation in Japan.” In Jennifer Lees-Marshment (ed.), Comparative Political Marketing 234-248. (London: Routledge, 2008). With Asano Masahiko.

“Principle versus Patronage: The Lees-Marshment method and Political Marketing in Japan.” In Jennifer Lees-Marshment (Ed.), Political Marketing: Principles and Applications. 71-72. London: Routledge, 2008.

Conference Proceedings and Working Papers

Japan and the United States after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Report of the U.S.-Japan Joint Public Policy Forum, October 27, 2011 (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2012). Editor, author (pp. 5-31) and translator (pp. 32-45).

Taiwan’s Energy Conundrum, Asia Program Special Report, No. 146. ( Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2012). Editor, and author (pp. 1-3). 

Looking Forward: U.S.-Japan Economic Cooperation in the Post-Lehman World Report of the U.S.-Japan Joint Public Policy Forum, Tokyo, December 8-9, 2010 (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2011). Editor, author (pp. 5-24) and translator.

Greater China? Migration and Chinese Transnational Communities , Asia Program Special Report, No. 145. (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2011). Editor, and author (pp. 1-3).

The Japan-U.S. Partnership Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: Report of the U.S.-Japan Joint Public Policy Forum, Akasaka, Tokyo, October 21-22, 2009 (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010). Editor, author (pp. 5-21) and translator.

Green Tigers: The Politics and Policy of Climate Change in Northeast Asian Democracies , Asia Program Special Report, No. 144 (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010). Editor, and author (pp. 1-4).

Taiwan and the Global Economic Storm , Asia Program Special Report, No. 143 (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars). Editor, and author (pp. 1-4).

Wagakuni no kogata buki e no torikumi ni kan suru chōsa [A survey of Japanese efforts against Small Arms and Light Weapons], Research Report to the 2002 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Commission to the United Nations. (Tokyo: Japanese Institute of International Affairs, 2002). With Hoshino, T. et al.

Book Reviews

“Contested Views of a Common Past: Revisions of History in Contemporary East Asia, edited by Steffi Richter.” Pacific Affairs, 83:4 (2010). Electronic version, pp, e64-e65.

Teaching

The International Relations of Japan
Postwar Thought on State and Security in Japan
International Relations
Japan: A survey
Ethnic Conflict and Security
Comparative Politics
Diplomacy Theory and Practice

Grants and awards

- Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representatives Office Washington Area Scholars Taiwan Study Abroad Program (2009)
- New Zealand Asian Studies Society Graduate Research Award (2007)
- University of Auckland School of Asian Studies China Study Abroad Grant (2005)
- University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (2005-2008)
- Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Sasakawa Ryōichi Young Leaders Award (2005, declined by applicant)
- Victoria University (New Zealand) Doctoral Scholarship (2005, declined by applicant)
- Japanese Ministry of Education Graduate Scholarship (2001-2004)

Administration and service to the profession

- As Program Associate, organized and moderated over 60 academic presentations and panel discussions, as well as co-organizing several major conferences, on Northeast Asian issues at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC (2009-2012)
- Political Marketing Studies Group Japan Representative, United Kingdom Political Studies
- Association (2008-date)
- Seminar Coordinator, New Zealand Institute for International Affairs (2005-2008)
- Reviewer, Pacific Affairs (Winter, 2009)
- Reviewer, Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (Spring, 2007)

Last Modified: 11-12-2015