Secretariat Staff

Secretary-General
日本国際平和構築協会
事務局長
(Since April 2018 -)
Masakuni TANIMOTO

Masakuni 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.

Deputy-Secretary-General
日本国際平和構築協会
事務局次長
(Since October 2018 -)
Herman SALTON

Herman SALTON
ヘルマン サルトン


 Dr. Herman Salton is currently Associate Professor of International Relations at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan, and specializing in international organizations, global ethics, international law, and the United Nations. He was educated at the Universities of Trento (Italy), Auckland (New Zealand), Wales (UK), and Oxford (UK), and holds two doctoral degrees, one in international law and the other in international relations. He was a visiting scholar at Sciences-Po Paris and TUJ Tokyo; an officer at the Icelandic Human Rights Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland; and briefly an Associate in the Under-Secretary-General’s Office at UN Headquarters in New York, USA. He has served as a Senior Adviser to the Center for Advanced Studies in South Asia (CASS) in Kathmandu, Nepal, and as Treasurer of the International Studies Association’s Asia-Pacific Section (ISA-AP). He is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish.

Director for
Public Information
日本国際平和構築協会
広報主任
(Since April 2018 -)
Kenji NAKAZAWA

Kenji NAKAZAWA
中沢 賢治


 Kenji Nakazawa is Director for Public Information of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ). He is also currently Director of Career Development Programme at the Society of Researchers for International Development (SRID). He also serves as Co-representative of the UTokyo Alumni Association, International Organizations Icho-Club. He worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD) from 1993 till 2015. He was Senior Manager of the Small Business Support Team (2011-2015). He was Head of the EBRD Resident Office in Bishkek (2007-2011), Skopje and Prishtina (2004-2007), and Tashkent (1999-2004). Prior to his assignment as Resident Representative in the above countries, he was Principal Banker at the Power & Energy Utilities Team (1993-1999). He also worked at UNIDO as a member of the secretariat for the Conference on Ecologically Sustainable Industrial Development (Copenhagen, October 1991) in preparation for UNIDO’s contribution to the UNCED (the Earth Summit, June 1992). He started his career in the energy sector at the Tokyo Electric Power Company. He obtained master’s degree in Governmental Administration (MGA) from the University of Pennsylvania (1988) following his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tokyo (1979).

Assistant
日本国際平和構築協会
補佐
(Since October 2018 -)
Maja LIECHTI

Maja LIECHTI
マヤ リーヒチ


 Ms. Maja Liechti is a Swiss national currently studying at the University of Tokyo in the ‘’Japan in East Asia’’ program, which focuses on an interdisciplinary approach on Asian diplomatic relations with a specific focus on Japan, and the Global Education for Innovation and Leadership (GLP-GEfIL) program on peacebuilding and global governance. She has been active in various student forums such as Zurich Model United Nations (ZUMUN) and the Global Next Leaders Forum (GNFL) and served as a facilitator in the discussion of various issues such as the Syrian war and Gender Inequality in Japan. She has experience in working with Kurdish refugees in a refugee camp in Dunkirk. She is fluent in English, German, French and Polish. Her Japanese is at an intermediate level.