Professor Nishino is an associate professor in the departments of Political Science and the Faculty of Law and Politics at Keio University. Currently he is Japan Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a visiting scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University. His research focuses on contemporary Korean politics, international relations of East Asia, and Japan-Korea relations. Previously, he served as a special analyst on Korean Affairs in the Intelligence and Analysis Service of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006-2007), and was a special assistant on Korean Politics at the Japanese Embassy in Seoul (2002-2004). He received his B.A. and M.A. from Keio University, and Ph.D. in political science from Yonsei University.