Head, China Division, Regional Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
Professor Iida has focused his research primarily on China’s foreign and security policies and, in particular, implications of China’s maritime advancement for the security in the Indo-Pacific region. While working for the NIDS, he completed a term as a visiting scholar with the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University in 2011 and with the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College in 2014. He holds a BA in Policy Management and a MA in Media and Governance from Keio University, in addition to a MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University.