Tomoyuki Sasaki’s research focuses on civil-military relations in post-WWII Japan, particularly issues of democracy, capitalism, popular welfare, security, and state violence. His first book, Japan's Postwar Military and Civil Society: Contesting a Better Life, examines Japan’s Self-Defense Forces. His article "Whose Peace: Anti-Military Litigation and the Right to Live in Peace in Postwar Japan," appeared in Japan Focus (2012).
Tomoyuki earned his BA and MA from Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, and his PhD from the University of California, San Diego. He held positions at Kalamazoo College and Eastern Michigan University before joining the faculty at William & Mary in 2016. He teaches courses on Cold-War Culture, Japanese Cinema, and the Introduction to Japanese Studies.