Ph.D., Harvard University
Japanese politics and foreign policy, U.S.-Japan relations, East Asian security
Professor Mochizuki holds the Japan-U.S. Relations Chair in Memory of Gaston Sigur at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. Dr. Mochizuki was director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies from 2001 to 2005. He co-directs the "Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific" research and policy project of the Sigur Center. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was also Co-Director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Policy at RAND and has taught at the University of Southern California and Yale University.
- The Japan-U.S. Alliance and China-Taiwan Relations: Implications for Okinawa (co-editor and author, 2008)
- Japan in International Politics: The Foreign Policies of an Adaptive State (co-editor and author, 2007)
- The Okinawa Question and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (co-editor and author, 2005)
- Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: How to Deal with a Nuclear North Korea (co-author, 2003)
He has published articles in such journals as The American Interest, Asia Pacific Review, Foreign Affairs, International Security, Japan Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, Nonproliferation Review, Survival, and Washington Quarterly. He is currently completing a book entitled A New Strategic Triangle: the U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Rise of China and co-editing a volume entitled Reconciling Rivals: War, Memory, and Security in East Asia.