[Belonging・Position] Global Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center ・Deputy Director
[Research Field] International Relations, Politics: Area of Study, Latin America and the Caribbean (Cuba)
[email] Kanako_Yamaoka@ide.go.jp

Education / Research Experience

B.A. in Law, Waseda University, 1986
M.A. in International Relations, University of Chicago, 1989
Professional Career:
Started to work at Institute of Developing Economies (Latin American Studies), 1989
Sent to Cuba. Visiting Researcher at Center for Studies on Asia and Oceania (Centro de Estudios sobre Asia y Oceanía: CEAO), Havana, 1994-1996
Returned to the Institute of Developing Economies (Latin American Studies), 1996-
Sent to USA. Visiting Scholar at David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), Harvard University (until June 2006), Associate at Program of U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (until August 2007.) , 2005-2007
Deputy Director, Latin American Studies Group, 2012-

Major Works

In English
In Japanese

Other Information

Membership of Academic Societies

Latin American Studies Association (LASA, USA), Japan Association for Latin American Studies, Japan Society of Social Science on Latin America, Japan Association of Comparative Politics.

Other information

I am currently doing research on Castro Regime's Power Structure at David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University. If possible, I would like to study the case of Vietnam to compare with Cuban regime.


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