Augustine Kobayashi

                                                                          

Augustine Kobayashi was born in Tokyo, Japan and has studied in Leeds and London, UK, obtaining postgraduate degrees in modern international history and Byzantine history. His interests include naval history in general, Late Roman and Byzantine history, and history of Christianity. His current focus is military and naval relations between Byzantium and Sassanid Persia in late antiquity and the spread of Syriac Christianity into Persia and further east. His book "Japan's Pacific War" is available by Quest Publications.