Katsuhiro Sasuga is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Studies, School of Humanities and Cultures, Tokai University (Kanagawa, Japan). His research interests are broadly in the study of international political economy, with a focus on globalisation and regionalisation in East Asia; theories of new regionalism, the issues of governance; government-business relations; and cross-border production networks in East Asia. Katsuhiro obtained his bachelor degree (Economics) from the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan), and holds an M.A. (International Relations and International Political Economy) from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK). He obtained his Ph.D. in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick (July 2002). He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at KIEAS (Keio Institute of East Asian Studies, Keio University, Japan) (2002-2005), and was a temporary lecturer at Kokushikan and Tokai universities in Japan (2003-2006). He has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the CSGR, University of Warwick (February 2006). He is the author of Microregionalism and Governance in East Asia (Routledge, 2004), in the CSGR Warwick Studies in Globalisation series.