Dr Aki Tonami
Dr Aki Tonami is an associate professor in international relations and economics at the University of Tsukuba. Having worked as a senior research fellow at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen as well as a research adviser for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Dr Tonami is a specialist in foreign policy and development in Asia, with research interests in economic diplomacy and governance of the Polar Regions. She has a PhD in global environmental studies (2008) and a MA in economics (2004) from Kyoto University, and a BSc in commerce from Santa Clara University. Her publications on the Polar Regions include ‘The rise of Asia and Arctic legal order-making: political-economic settings’ (in Shibata et al. (eds) (2019), Emerging Legal Orders in the Arctic: The Role of Non-Arctic States, Routledge), and Asian Foreign Policy in a Changing Arctic: The Diplomacy of Economy and Science at New Frontiers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).