Beata Bochorodycz is a professor at Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznań, Poland. She specializes in Japanese politics and foreign policy. She holds an MA in Japanese Studies from AMU and in law (political science major) from Kyushu University in Japan. She earned her PhD in political science from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw in 2007 and an Habilitation doctorate in 2019. Dr Bochorodycz’s academic interests include US-Japan relations, international relations, foreign policy, Japanese politics, Okinawa, and civil society/social movements after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi accident. She is the author of Fukushima and Civil Society: The Japanese Anti-Nuclear Movement from a Socio-Political Perspective, published in August 2022 by Routledge.