Takehiko OCHIAI


(At the Man of War Bay, Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone)

Takehiko OCHIAI is a student of West African Studies. He was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, in 1965. His current research interests include politics and religion in Nigeria, the civil wars of Liberia and Sierra Leone, West African sub-regional security, ECOWAS, and Japanfs Africa policy. He is a professor of International Relations at Ryukoku University, Kyoto.

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EDUCATION

M.Soc.Sc. in West African Studies, University of Birmingham, UK (1994)
M.A. in Political Science, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan (1992)
B.A. in Political Science, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan (1990)

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ACADEMIC CAREER

Professor of International Relations, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan (2006-)
Associate Professor of International Relations, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan (2002-2006)
Lecturer of African Studies, Keiai University, Chiba, Japan (1997-2001)
Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1995-1997)

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PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS


"In a Grove? Sierra Leone's 1898 Hut Tax War Reconsidered," Asian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 41, 2017, pp. 53-86.

"The Bifurcated Development of Land Policy in Sierra Leone," Asian Journal of African Studies, Hunkuk University of Foreign Studies, Vol. 40, August 2016, pp.135-172.

gBeyond TICAD Diplomacy: Japanfs African Policy and African Initiatives in Conflict Response,h African Study Monographs, Kyoto University, Vol. 22, No. 1, May 2001, pp. 37-52.

gECOWAS and West African Security,h The Keiai Journal of International Studies, Keiai University, No. 6, November 2000, pp. 1-21.

gJapanfs Relations with Sub-Saharan Africa: 1960-1993,h Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Tokai University, Vol. 1995, No. 1, 1995, pp. 127-155.



He is married to a social worker Tomoko Kanata, who is working for Kobe College. He likes taking Sierra, their pet dog, out for a walk.