In December 2017, Stephen was selected as a Distinguish Fellow at Canada's Asia Pacific Foundation (APF)and an appointed China expert with Canada’sChina Research Partnership . AFP is a think tank focusing on Asia providing insight and analysis into the region and how it effects Canadian interests. Concurrently, Stephen is a Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the International Christian University, Tokyo. Previously he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Japanese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from December 2009 to January 2014. He obtained his PhD from Waseda University, Japan in International Relations in December 2008.
His recent funded research projects are “Sino-Japanese Relations in the Wake of the 2012 Territorial Disputes: Investigating changes in Japanese Business’ trade and investment strategy in China”. Currently he is conducting a research project on the entitled “Perceptions and drivers of Chinese view on Japanese and US Foreign Policy in the Region”.
He has published widely in peer-reviewed international journals such as China Perspectives, East Asia, the Journal of Asian Politics and History and the International Studies Review on topics related to trade, nationalism and China-Japan relations. He has also published in think tank and commercial outlets such as the China Economic Quarterly and the World Commerce Review on trade and political risk and provides consulting services related to political risk in North and Southeast Asia.
In addition to writing in media and policy forms outlets in Japanese and English such as, Nikkei Shinbun, Kyodo News, Associated Press, New York Times, Hong Kong 01, Thanhnien (Vietnam) Diamond OnLine, South China Morning Post, the Japan Times, East Asian Forum and Policy-net on issues facing the region. Dr. Stephen R. Nagy also regularly appears on ABC (Australia), cNBC (US/ Asia), Channel News Asia, Here and Now, NPR (US), Al Jazeera for television and radio interviews related to political/ economic and security in East Asian politics and international relations.