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Bryce Wakefield

University Lecturer

Dr. B.A. Wakefield
+31 71 527 6176

Bryce Wakefield is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.

More information about Bryce Wakefield

Bryce Wakefield is assistant professor of international relations and area studies. From 2008 to 2012 he was the associate responsible for Northeast Asian programs at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. His recent publications focus on constitutional issues and defense policy in Japan. He has also edited several multi-author publications on politics and foreign policy in East Asia. His other writings have focused on political marketing and national identity in Japan. Wakefield’s work and views have appeared in such outlets as BBC News, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, Der Spiegel and the Washington Times and on CSPAN, as well as in such Japanese outlets as the Daily Yomiuri, NHK, and the Sankei Shimbun. He lived in Japan for six years.

Current Projects

Coordinator (with E.D. Herber), Leiden Network for Japan Constitutional Research


  • PhD, Politics, University of Auckland
  • Master in International Public Policy, Osaka University


  • Nation, State, and Security in Postwar Japanese Thought (MA Asian Studies)
  • Culture and Politics (MA International Relations)
  • Politics (BA1 International Relations)
  • Thesis Research in Politics and International Relations (BA3 Japan Studies)
  • Japanese Politics (BA2 Japan Studies)
  • The Political Economy and International Relations of Japan (BA3 Japan Studies)

University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Japan

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 2
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 2.03b



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