Sebastian Maslow is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Sendai Shirayuri Women's College. His research interests cover contemporary Japanese politics and international relations. 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, Asian Security, and Pacific Affairs. He is the co-editor of Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State (SUNY Press, forthcoming), and Risk State: Japan’s Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty (Routledge, 2015).