Nicholas Anderson is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of political science focusing on international relations. He graduated with honors from Georgetown University (M.A.) and the University of British Columbia (B.A.). He is also a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Doctoral Fellow. As a Japan Foundation Japanese Politics and Diplomacy Fellow, he is creating a major dataset which covers relations between warlords in Japan, and relations between Japan and the world, during the “Warring States Period” (1477-1600). The dataset will eventually include battles, wars, alliances, diplomatic activity, territorial conquest, and the use and spread of gun technology among Japanese warlords. His previous research on Japan has been published in International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.