James D.J. Brown is an associate professor of Political Science at Temple University, Japan Campus. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of York, and postgraduate degrees from the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. His main area of research is Japan’s foreign policy and especially Japan-Russia relations. Dr Brown’s work has been published in several academic journals, including International Affairs, Asia Policy, International Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Europe-Asia Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, and Politics. His books include Japan, Russia and their Territorial Dispute: The Northern Delusion (Routledge 2017), Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia, edited with Jeff Kingston (Routledge 2018), and The Abe Legacy, edited with Guibourg Delamotte and Robert Dujarric (Lexington 2021). He also regularly writes op-eds, including for The Nikkei Asian Review, The Japan Times, and The Diplomat.