Dmitry Streltsov

Head of the Afro-Asian Department and a Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University).

Graduated from the Institute of Afro-African Studies of Moscow State University (1986). PhD (Candidate of Science) in History, the theme of thesis «The Nuclear Issue in Japan’s Foreign Policy of Japan (1980s)». Doctor of Sciences in History (2003), the theme of thesis «The System of Public Administration of Japan in the Post-war Period (1945-2001). Historical and Political Aspects». Professor of History (2013).

In the 1990-2010s he has been a visiting research and professor at multiple Japanese Universities including Hosei University, Hitotsubashi University, Keio University, and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Dmitri V. Streltsov is the Leading Research Fellow of the Center of Japanese Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. His research interests include the Domestic and International Politics of Contemporary Japan, Postwar History of Japan, Energy Policy of Japan, Russo-Japanese Relations, Economic Integration and Security Problems in the Asia Pacific Region.

The author of more than 200 academic works, including seven individual monographic books.

Since 2008, he heads the Russian Association of Japanologists.

Editor-in-Chief of Ezhegodnik ’Yaponiya’ (Yearbook Japan), in Russian. Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly e-journal ‘Yaponskiye Issledovaniya’ (Japanese Studies in Russia), in Russian. Editor-in-Chief of the semi-annual journal ‘Russian Japanology Review’, in English (

Major publications in English:

  • The National Interests of Russia in the Asia Pacific Region (Chapter in a peer-reviewed monographic book) / G.Balachandran , R.Bhonsle, S.Lounev etc., ed. by Nivedita Das Kundu // India-Russia Strategic Partnership. Challenges and Prospects /) // New Delhi: Academic Foundation , 2010.
  • Political Parties in Disarray (Chapter in a peer-reviewed monographic book) / D. Streltsov, T. Inoguchi, W. Smirnov etc., ed. by Inoguchi Takashi // Japanese and Russian Politics. Polar Opposites or Something in Common? NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. P.33-52. Mode of access.
  • Russian views of Japanese history// The ASAN Forum. 2016. July — August. Vol.4. No.4. Mode of access. http://www.theasanforum. org/russian-views-of-japanese-history/
  • Russia’s Approach to Japan under Vladimir Putin: A Strategic Perspective (Chapter in a monographic book) / D.Blair, D.Bob, G.Rozman, ed. by Gilbert Rozman //Japan-Russia Relations: Implications for the U. S.-Japan Alliance. Washington: Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, P. 51-60. Mode of access.
  • Russo-Japanese Relations: A Skeptical View (Chapter in a monographic book) / H. Arai, J. D. J. Brown, O. Danilova etc., ed. Victoria Panova and Artyom Lukin// Russia and Japan. Looking together into the future. Vladivostok. Far Eastern Federal University, 2016. P.24-32. Mode of access.
  • Interdependence of Russo-Japanese Relations and Mutual Images of Japan and Russia / S. V. Chugrov, D. V. Streltsov // Japanese Journal of Political Science. 2017. Vol. 18. No.1. P. 22-40. Mode of access. https://www.cambridge. org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/F4CEE0E48039AC62EB290C4CE57A...
  • Social Protest in Postwar Japan: Types of Political Manifestation (Chapter in a peer-reviewed monographic book) / C.Jones, D.Streltsov, M.Muller etc., ed. by Alive Pichettei// Protests and Riots: Past, Present and Future Perspectives. N-Y: Nova Science Publishers, 2018. P.21-46. Mode of access.
  • Russia’s View on the International Security in Northeast Asia/ D. Streltsov, A. Kireeva, I. Dyachkov // The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis. 2018. Vol. 30. No. 1, March 2018. P. 115-134. Mode of access. do?sidx=707&depth=3
  • Russian-Japanese relations: Systemic crisis or new opportunities?// Russian Japanology Review. 2018. Vol.1. P. 110-119. Mode of access.
  • A History of Russo-Japanese Relations. Over Two Centuries of Cooperation and Competition/ ed. by Dmitry Streltsov and Nobuo Shimotomai. Leiden ; Boston. Brill, 2019. Mode of access.
  • Maverick of Japanese Politics in Cold War Era (commemorating the centenary of Yasuhiro Nakasone)//Russian Japanology Review. 2019. Vol.2. No.1. P.7-28. DOI: 10.24411/0235-8182-2018-10001. Mode of access.