Dr. Yoshinori Kaseda has also served as an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Kitakyushu in Kitakyushu, Japan. He has taught at Northern Illinois University (NIU) and Miyazaki International Collage (MIC) in Japan. He received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Kumamoto in Japan in 1993 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from NIU in 1996 and 2005 respectively.
His research areas include Japan’s relations with the two Koreas and Japan’s security policy. He published articles in journals such as World Affairs, Pacific Focus, International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, and Journal of Political and Military Sociology. He contributed a chapter to such books as Korea in the 21st Century (Nova Science, 2001), The Korean Peace Process and the Four Powers (Ashgate, 2003), North Korea’s Second Nuclear Crisis and Northeast Asian Security (Ashgate, 2007), North Korea’s Foreign Policy under Kim Jong Il (Ashgate, 2009), Peace Regime Building on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asian Security Cooperation (Ashgate, 2010), and North Korea and Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia (Ashgate, 2013).