Areas of Expertise

Professor Schultz’s key areas of expertise are Japan-China relations, interaction of political conflict and trade, political shocks, and Japan’s trade disputes.


Professor Schultz’s research focuses on Sino-Japanese diplomatic and economic relations, effects of political conflict on economic exchange, Sino-Japanese historical issues and the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute, as well as Japanese trade disputes with China and South Korea.

Representative Publications

  • Schultz, F. (2021). Mutually Assured Assertiveness? Abe’s Response to China’s Global Rise. In: Globalization and Civil Society in East Asian Space, Political Theories in East Asian Context. Routledge Studies in Social Justice and Global Ethics.
  • Schultz, F. (2019). Changing Japan-China Relations in the Media: Cases of the Nagasaki Flag Incident (1958) and the Poisoned Gyôza Incident (2008) in Japanese Newspapers and Japan-China Economic Association Reports (orig.: 「メディアにおける日中関係の変化─日中経済協会年次報告中の長崎国旗事件(1958年)と毒餃子事件(2008年)の事例を焦点として─」). Journal of the Research Institute for Global Japanese Studies (orig.: 拓殖大学日本文化研究), 2.
  • Schultz, F. (2017). Economic Effects of Political Shocks to Sino-Japanese Relations (2005-2014). [Dissertation.]
  • Schultz, F. (2015). “Political Shocks and their Effects on Sino-Japanese Economic Relations: Examples from 2005, 2010 and 2012“ (orig. „Die Auswirkungen politischer Schocks auf die sino-japanischen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen: Beispiele von 2005, 2010 und 2012“). Japan 2015. Politics, Economics and Society (orig.: Japan 2015. Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft), 172-202.
  • Schultz, F. (2013). “The Territorial Dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu-Islands – Causes and Historical Justifications of the Claims by Japan and China.” Crossroads – Studies in the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World, 7, 25-45. Link.
  • Schultz, F. (2013, Dec. 25). Are Japan-China Relations Trapped in the Past? The Asahi Shinbun Asia & Japan Watch Forum.


  • Ph.D (Dr. Phil.) in Japanese Studies, University of Tuebingen (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen), 2017.
  • M.A. (Magister Artium) in Japanese Studies (minors: Chinese Studies, English Literature), University of Tuebingen, 2011.

Previous Appointments

  • Research Associate and Lecturer at University of Tuebingen (2014-2016)
  • Lecturer and Research Affiliate at Rikkyo University (2013-2021)

Professional Associations

  • Special Research Affiliate at the Centre for Asian Area Studies (Rikkyo University)
  • Member of the Japan Association for Asian Studies (JAAS)