CHOI Eunmi

CHOI Eunmi

Associate Research Fellow

Areas of Expertise  : Korea-Japan Relations, Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Northeast Asia Multilateral Cooperation


Dr. CHOI Eunmi is a associate research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. CHOI received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Korea University. Previously, Dr. Choi was a research professor of the Center for Japanese Studies at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS) of Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), a visiting researcher at University of Michigan (USA), Waseda University (Japan) and the Sejong Institute, and a researcher at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ROK. Her main area of research interest is Korea-Japan Relations, Japanese Diplomacy, and multilateral cooperation in Northeast Asia. Her recent publications include “A Study on Perception Gap in Conflict matters between Korea and Japan through National Identity (2018)”, “Japan’s International Strategy toward Asia and Korea-Japan-China Trilateral Relations (2018)”, “Cooperation and Conflict between Korea and Japan Relations, Changes and Challenges Last 20 Years (1998-2017) (2018)”, “Is Japan still a ‘reactive state’ ?: Changes and Continuities of Japan’s Diplomacy in the Abe Administration (2019)”, “National Identity, Free and Open Indo-Pacific, and Abe Administration's Foreign Policy (2019)”.

Academic Background

Ph.D in Political Science and International Relations, Korea University (2015.08)
M.A. in Political Science and International Relations, Korea University (2009.02)
B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (2007.02)

Professional Background

Visiting Researcher, University of Michigan, USA (2012-2013)
Visiting Researcher, Waseda University (2013-2014)
Researcher, Ministry of Foreign Studies, ROK (2015)
Visiting Research Fellow, The Sejong Institute (2016.01-2018.03)
Research Professor, Center for Japanese Studies, KNDA (2018.03-2019.11)
Research Fellow, The Asan Institute of Policy Studies (2019.12-Present)
Trustee of Director∙Editing Executive Director, The Korean Association of Contemporary Studies
Lecturer, Dankook University∙Hankook University of Foreign Studies