Welcome. My name is Isami Romero. I am Associate Professor of the Department of Human Sciences at Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. These pages contain my publications and my current projects.
I obtained my undergraduate degree from Centro de Investigación y Docencias Económicas(CIDE) and my master's degree from University of Tokyo. I am currently finishing my dissertation work that I will present to my committee of the Department of Advanced Social and International Studies at the University of Tokyo. In this research, I compare the Mexico's foreign policy toward Central America and Japan's foreign policy toward Southeast Asia during the Cold War. In particularly, I am interested how two countries that have dependent relations with United States, implemented their regional policy.
Prior to joining the Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinarian Medicine, I taught at the undergraduate level in Mexico City and several universities in Tokyo and Kanagawa, worked as a Research Associate for El Colegio de Mexico and CIDE in Mexico City. Also, I worked as a Research Associate of Department of Area Studies at University of Tokyo and more recently I have been a Assistant Professor of the School of International Liberal Studies of Waseda University.
My research is historical and is based in primary sources, but also, it uses an theoretical framework to study the diplomatic history. For a list of my publications and presentations I have given, please click the link of research.
My specific interests are the political history of Japan and Latin American countries (particularly Mexico, Cuba and Central American countries). Also, I am interested in the diplomatic history of Japan and Latin America countries, especially their mutual relations, and their bilateral relations with United States.
Among my current research projects are a a study of the diplomatic relations of Japan and Latin America during the 1950s and 1960s, Mexican foreign policy toward Guatemala and Belize, and Japanese foreign policy toward Cuba after the Revolution of 1959.