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First Name
Kunika
Last Name
Kakuta
Affiliation
Department of War Studies, King’s College, London
Website URL
https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/kunika-kakuta(8241abbe-0c21-4865-8356-4c5b0e3d36e3).html
Keywords
Military history, naval history, naval warfare, Imperial Japanese History, Classical Athenian Democracy, Classical Athens, Classical Athenian Navy, Greek Historiography, Greek rhetoric,
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About Me

I am a naval historian with a classical language and ancient history training in background. I read Classics at undergraduate level at Royal Holloway, University of London, then read Ancient History at postgraduate taught level at University of London. I primarily focused on Ancient Greek, Greek Historiography and Ancient Greek naval warfare.

My current research focuses on Imperial Japanese Navy and the Athenian navy of fifth century BC, analysing the navy’s relationship to politics. My thesis questions the over empathised link between democracy and seapower.

I am bilingual in Japanese and English, I have over 10 years experience of working with Latin and Ancient Greek.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Asia, East Asia, Japan, Mediterranean, Pacific
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Government, Military, Politics, World War I, World War II