Secretariat Staff

Secretary-General
日本国際平和構築協会
事務局長
(since 2017 -)
Ai KIHARA-HUNT

Ai 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.

Deputy-Secretary-General
日本国際平和構築協会
事務局次長
(since 2017 -)
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.

Director for
Public Information
日本国際平和構築協会
広報主任
(since 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 to
the Secretary-General
日本国際平和構築協会
事務局長補佐
(since 2018 -)
Icchiku YAMADA

Icchiku YAMADA
山田 一竹


 Icchiku Yamada is currently a master’s student at Graduate Program on Human Security, the University of Tokyo, since April 2017. He obtained B.A. in Intercultural Communication Studies from Rikkyo University. Mr. Yamada is also a founder and representative of Stand with Syria Japan (SSJ), a non-profit organization focusing on the series of “Syria Crisis”. In 2016, He has organized two large-scale public events on Syria in Tokyo, which gathered approximately 800 participants altogether.