Akio Takahara teaches contemporary Chinese politics at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Public Policy. His first visit to China was in 1983 as a post-graduate student at the University of Sussex's Institute of Development Studies. In the late 1980's he lived and worked in China as a researcher at the Consultate-General of Japan in Hong Kong. Over the years, he has also held visiting positions at the Embassy of Japan in the People's Republic of China and at Harvard University.
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