Kazuo Ohgushi specializes in Comparative Politics and Latin American Studies, with a special focus on Peru. He has worked on such topics as the military and politics, the evolution of leftist political thought, and social movements. More recently, he has studied human rights issues, especially transitional justice after armed conflict and dictatorship, globally as well as on specific Latin American cases.
1976-1980 The University of Tokyo. B.A. in Political Science
1980-1982 The University of Tokyo. M.A. in Political Science
1983-1986 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)
1982-1990 The University of Tokyo. Ph.D. in Political Science
1988-1990 Full-time Lecturer, Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences, Yamagata University
1990-1992 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences, Yamagata University
1992-1994 Assistant Professor, Division of International Studies, International Christian University
1994-1998 Associate Professor, Division of International Studies, International Christian University
1998-1999 Professor, Division of International Studies, International Christian University
1999-present Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo
2021-present Concurrent Professor, U-PARL
Books & Articles
Kazuo Ohgushi, “The National Security Doctrine and the ‘New Professionalism’ of the South American Military,” [In Japanese] International Relations, The Japan Association of International Relations, Vol.98, October 1991, pp.822.
Kazuo Ohgushi, Armed Forces and Revolution: A Study of Peru’s Military Government [In Japanese] (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1993).
Kazuo Ohgushi, Winds of Change in Latin America: Social Movements and the Transformation of the Left [In Japanese] (Tokyo: Dobunkan, 1995).
Kazuo Ohgushi, “Peru’s Human Rights NGOs: Organization and Activities” [In Japanese] in Masahiko Iwamura and Atsushi Omura (eds.), Dissolving Borders, Transcending Law 1: Support for the Individual (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2005), pp.3-57.
Kazuo Ohgushi, “The Punishment of Human Rights Violators and ‘Victim-Centered’ Transitional Justice: Lessons from Latin America,” University of Tokyo Journal of Law and Politics, Vol.11, Winter 2014, pp.41-69.
Kazuo Ohgushi, “A Critical Note on ‘Hypercritical’ Studies of Transitional Justice,” Journal of Social Science (Mitaka, Japan: Institute of Social Science, International Christian University), No.79, March 2015, pp.83-121.