Masayuki Masuda

Professor and Head, China Division, National Institute for Defense Studies (Japan)

Masayuki Masuda is Professor and Head of the China Division at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) in Japan. Professor Masuda specialises in Chinese politics and foreign policy, Japan-China security relations, and Indo-Pacific geopolitics and strategy. Educated at Hiroshima Shudo University and Keio University, Professor Masuda is widely published, including The Shifting Dynamics of Great Power Competition (Tokyo: NIDS, 2023). Professor Masuda has also held visiting fellowship positions at the East-West Center and Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.

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