Takazawa of HPC explains a conceptual overlap of two similar but different concepts: the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) and the “Protection of Civilians” (POC). (02/12/2017)


Takazawa’s of the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center found that, while many scholars had argued “R2P’s setback” after the Libya incident of 2011, their views mostly formed by a partial perspective focusing on “forcible measures” under “Pillar Three (timely and decisive response)” of the R2P.


Masaki Noke, new Director-General of the International Peace Cooperation Secetariat of the Cabinet Office reiterates that Japan will make further contributtions to meet the diverse operational needs of UN peace operations (25/08/2017)


In his opening speech to the consultation meeting held with Mr. Hatem Elatawy, Deputy Director of Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), Director-General Noke indicated three salient developments concerning international peace cooperation.