Board of Directors (2020.07.01-2021.03.31.)


President
日本国際平和構築協会
理事長
(since 2013 -)
Sukehiro HASEGAWASukehiro HASEGAWA
長谷川 祐弘


 Sukehiro Hasegawa served as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Timor-Leste and head of peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions, UNMISET, UNOTIL and UNMIT from May 2004 to September 2006. He spent 37 years with the UN and served as UN Resident Coordinator in the South Pacific, Rwanda and Timor-Leste, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Pacific at UNDP in New York and Deputy Executive Coordinator of the UN Volunteers Programme in Geneva. He holds a BA from University of Michigan, a MA from the ICU in Tokyo, and a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, USA.

Vice-President
日本国際平和構築協会
副理事長
(since 2020 -)
Ken INOUEKen INOUE
井上 健



 Have been working for more than 35 years in the field of international cooperation including development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding. Specialized in UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Operations and democratic governance. Served as Senior Advisor on Democratic Governance with JICA (2015-2020), Chief Governance Advisor of UN PKO mission in Timor-Leste (2007-2012), Director of Asian Productivity Organization (2001-2006), Municipal Administrator of UN PKO mission in Kosovo (1999-2001), Regional Humanitarian Affairs Officer of UN PKO mission in Somalia (1994), and Deputy Provincial Director of UN PKO mission in Cambodia (1991-1993). Also worked with UNV, UNDP and World Bank. Teaching at Toyo University, Dokkyo.

Vice-President
日本国際平和構築協会
副理事長
(since 2020 -)
Naoko KUMAGAINaoko KUMAGAI
熊谷 奈緒子



 Naoko Kumagai is professor at the Aoyama Gakuin University, where she teaches international politics, international organization, and conflict resolution. She earned a Ph.D. in political science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.She has been working on the issue of comfort women from the perspectives of politics and morality. In her current research on reconciliation, she compares the Asian Women’s Fund, the Japanese government-initiated moral atonement project for former comfort women, and the German Fund of Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future, for moral compensation for East European slave and forced laborers under the Nazi era. She published a book, Ianfu Mondai (The Issue of Comfort Women), in 2014.

Director
日本国際平和構築協会
理 事
(since 2018 -)
Takaaki MIZUNO

Takaaki MIZUNO
水野 孝昭



 Takaaki Mizuno, born in 1958, is currently professor of Kanda University of International Studies. He joined daily the Asahi Shimbun, and based as its bureau chief in Hanoi, Vietnam from 1992~1994 and its correspondent in Washington D.C. during the Clinton years. After spending time as a visiting scholar at the East-West Center in Honolulu, and at the Chinese Institute of Contemporary International Relations in Beijing in 2003, he was New York bureau chief to cover the UN before becoming a member of the editorial board of the paper in 2007. He graduated from the University of Tokyo, and later gained M.A. from the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Relations of the Johns Hopkins University.

Director
日本国際平和構築協会
理 事
(since 2020 -)
Mio SATOMio SATO
佐藤 美央



 Mio Sato has been working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Tokyo since October 2016. She has worked in IOM offices in Kenya, Belgium, Indonesia, Iraq (based in Jordan) and Afghanistan since 2001. Prior to joining IOM, she worked with the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). She also worked at the Japan Platform (JPF) Secretariat in 2005 and she took a position of Programme Advisor at the PKO secretariat of the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan in 2011. She graduated from International Christian University (B.A in Liberal Arts, 1992) in Tokyo, Japan and did post-graduate studies at Graduate School of Public Administration, International Christian University (M.A in Public Affairs, 1997).

Director
日本国際平和構築協会
理 事
(since 2018 -)
Ai KIHARA-HUNTAi KIHARA-HUNT
キハラハント 愛


 Ai Kihara-Hunt is currently Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security, the University of Tokyo, since January 2017. She also serves as Deputy Director, Research Center for Sustainable Peace at her university. She was member of the UN Police Doctrinal Development Group, Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations in 2016. She has obtained a PhD from the University of Essex with her research on individual criminal accountability of UN police personnel, under the supervision by Prof. Françoise Hampson.

Director
日本国際平和構築協会
理 事
(since 2014 -)
Katsumi ISHIZUKA

Katsumi ISHIZUKA
石塚 勝美


 Katsumi Ishizuka is professor in the Department of International Business Management at Kyoei University, Japan. He got a PhD at Keele University, England, in 2000. His research interests include UN peacekeeping operations and peace-building. He wrote several books including The History of Peace-building in East Timor (New Delhi: Cambridge University Press India, 2010).

Director
日本国際平和構築協会
理 事
(since 2018 -)
Tadanori INOMATATadanori INOMATA
猪又 忠徳


 Tadanori INOMATA, Strategic Advisor of Nagasaki University’s Center for International Collaborative Research and Visiting Professor of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability. During his public service from 1966 to 2015, he served as Ambassador of Japan to Costa Rica, Consul-General at Montreal, Professor of transnational relations at Kobe University, Japan as well as Independent Inspector of the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations System and Member of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) of the United Nations. He also worked for the secretariats of IEA/OECD and UNCTAD.

Director
日本国際平和構築協会
理 事
(since 2018 -)
Satoru KUROSAWASatoru KUROSAWA
黒澤 啓


 Satoru Kurosawa is Professor of Faculty of International Studies of Kyoritsu Women’s University since 2012.009-2012: Resident Representative of Balkan Office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)in Belgrade (2009-2012), Director, Public Policy Department, JICA (2008-2009), Sector Strategy Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation(,2006-2008), Middle East Department, JICA(2004-2006), Senior Development Adviser, UNHCR Headquarters Geneva (2001-2004), Research Institute, Planning Department, JICA(1991-2001), Programme Adviser, UNDP New York(1988-1991), Planning Department, JICA(1986-1988), Embassy of Japan in Bolivia(1986-1988), Aid Policy Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1983-1986), Agricultural Planning Department, JICA(1980-1983).

Director
日本国際平和構築協会
理 事
(since 2020 -)
Koji SAKANEKoji SAKANE
坂根 宏治


 Koji Sakane is Senior Director for Peacebuilding at Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (April 2017-). He has over 25 years of professional career on development at JICA. Prior to the current post, he served as Deputy Chief Secretary at Office of the President (2014-2017), Director for Planning and ASEAN Coordination at Southeast Asia and the Pacific Department (2011-2014), Director for Cambodia (2010-2011). He has field experiences at Indonesia (2006-2010) and Cambodia (1994-1996). He also worked as a diplomat at Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations (New York) (2001-2003).He obtained a MA in Conflict Resolution at Bradford University and a BA in Political Science at Waseda University. Member of the Japan Society for International Development.

Director
日本国際平和構築協会
理 事
(since 2018 -)
Masakuni TANIMOTOMasakuni TANIMOTO
谷本 真邦


 Masakuni Tanimoto is a Executive Director of World Federalist Movement of Japan as well as a Secretariat of Japanese Parliamentary Committee for the World federation. He has obtained a degree (Social Sciences) from National Institution for Academic Degrees after learning at multiple universities. Launching a business when he was a university student, he stays in the current post after serving as a president of a consolidated subsidiary of a major public relations agency and the like. Through his career building, he has been involved in enlightenment activities for disseminating UN philosophy, organization of meetings regarding UN reform and policy proposal to the Japanese government.

Director
日本国際平和構築協会
理 事
(since 2020 -)
Motoo NOGUCHIMotoo NOGUCHI
野口 元郎


 Attorney (Special Counsel) at IWATAGODO. Former Ambassador for International Judicial Cooperation (2018-20); Prosecutor, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office (2014-20); Chair of Board of Directors, Trust Fund for Victims, International Criminal Court (The Hague, 2012-18); UN International Judge, Cambodia Khmer Rouge Trials (Phnom Penh, 2006-12); Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Asian Development Bank (Manila, 2000-04). Born in 1961 in Tokyo. 1983 LLB, The University of Tokyo. Prosecutor, Ministry of Justice (1985-2020). Visiting Scholar, University of Washington Law School (1992-93); Fellow, Schell Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School (2006-07); Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2009-16).

Director
日本国際平和構築協会
理 事
(since 2020 -)
Elizabeth GAMARRAElizabeth GAMARRA
エリザベス ガマラ


 Elizabeth is a founder of GOL, an NGO focused on education and indigenous sustainability efforts in Latin America and the U.S. She is a former Fulbright Assistant Professor at IE University in Madrid; She has a double Masters from the University of Utah (Mental Health Studies) and International Christian University (Peace and Conflict Studies) as a World Rotary Peace Fellow. Researcher at the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies; Activist Coordinator for Amnesty International USA; Therapist at the Urban Indian Center; Fellow for the Oxford Consortium and Pax Trustee. Her interests lie in Human Security, Refugee, Peacebuilding and Space Law.

Director
日本国際平和構築協会
理 事
(since 2020 -)
Dahlia SIMANGANDahlia SIMANGAN
シマンガン ダリア


 Assistant Professor, Hiroshima University (Apr 2019-present); Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, United Nations University, Tokyo (Sep 2017-Mar 2019); PhD in International Relations, Australian National University; Visiting PhD Scholar, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4), Earth Institute, Columbia University; MA in International Relations, International University of Japan; BA in Sociology, University of the Philippines, Diliman. Research interest in peace and conflict studies includes topics on post-conflict peacebuilding and international peace and security in the Anthropocene.


Auditor
日本国際平和構築協会
監 事
(since 2018 -)
Setsuko YamazakiSetsuko YAMAZAKI
山崎 節子


 Setsuko Yamazaki has over three decades of development and management experience in the UN. Her prior career has included finance and budget, strategic planning and risk management, policy advice and program management, and transformation strategy, ensuring results-based management, transparency, and accountability. She held leadership and management positions in UNDP Offices in Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao PDR and China. At the UN Volunteers Programme HQ in Bonn, she promoted volunteer programmes as Chief, Asia/Pacific/Europe/CIS Region. She started her career at the Bureau for Finance & Administration, UNDP HQ in New York, following an assignment in the Philippines. She joined the UN with prior experience in international banking. Currently she is a specially-appointed professor at the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University.


Auditor
日本国際平和構築協会
監 事
(since 2020 -)
Keiichi TANABEKeiichi TANABE
田辺 圭一


 After working for KPMG Corporate Finance as Chief Consultant, joined United Nations World Food Program (WFP). In WFP Myanmar Office, assigned as Indian Ocean Tsunami Emergency Operations Coordinator and Reporting Officer and as Head of Sub-Office in Southern Shan State. Then, moved to Rome Headquarters as Donor Relations Officer. Thereafter, joined United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) as Development Coordination Officer, and United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as Civil Affairs Officer. Currently, Associate Professor at the Department of International Studies, School of Humanities and Culture, Tokai University. Obtained Bachelor of Political Science from Waseda University in Japan, and Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in the United States. Also has a professional qualification of U.S. Certified Public Accountant.