Fumi Yoshimoto

Research Fellow at The Japan Institute of International Affairs
E-mail: yoshimoto-fumi[at]jiiaorjp

Research Interests

  • EU Law, Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)


  • 2015 M.A. in International Law, Kyushu University, Japan
  • 2016 M.A. in European Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • 2017-present PhD Candidate in EU law, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Professional Experience

  • 2013-2014 Teaching Assistant, Kyushu University, Japan
  • 2016-2017 Teaching Assistant, Kyushu University Business School, Japan
  • 2018 Teaching Assistant, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
  • 2018-2019 Research Assistant, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
  • 2021-present Visiting Researcher, Asser Institute, The Netherlands

Research Grants

  • 2021 Overseas Challenge Program for Young Researchers, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)



  • 'Communitarisation of CFSP?: Expansion of the Role of the European Parliament and CJEU's Jurisdiction (Case C-658/11, European Parliament v Council of the European Union, ECLI: EU:C:2014:2025 (24 June 2014, CJEU (Grand Chamber)) ', The Hitotsubashi Journal of Law and International Studies 18, no. 2 (2019): 413-429 (in Japanese)
  • ‘Expansion of Jurisdiction of CJEU over CFSP cases’ in Yoichiro Usui (ed.), Kawariyuku EU (Akashi Shoten, 2020): 53-70 (in Japanese)
  • ‘EU-Japan Cooperation in the Security Field from the Perspective of Japan’s Legal Framework’ (Blogdroiteuropéen) (April 2020): 1-6


  • ‘Right to Effective Judicial Remedy in Common Foreign and Security Policy Extended Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU? ’ European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific(July 2019, Shanghai)
  • ‘Communitarisation of Common Foreign and Security Policy ’ The European Union in International Affairs (EUIA) Conference(May 2020, online)
  • ‘Inviolability of the ECB’s Documents in the National Banks, Case C-316/19’ Waseda Association of EU Law(September 2021, online)