Sebastian Maslow is Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo. Before joining the University of Tokyo, he held a position as Assistant Professor at Kobe University, Tohoku University, and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Heidelberg where he taught Japanese politics and international relations. Sebastian’s research interests cover Japan-North Korea relations, and contemporary Japan’s security and defense policies. A long-time resident of Japan, Sebastian has commented on Japanese and East Asian security affairs for various media outlets, including Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Deutsche Welle, Japan Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, and Wall Street Journal. His research has been published in Asian Survey and Pacific Affairs. He is the co-editor of Risk State: Japan’s Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty (Routledge, 2015).