Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University



  • Position:Professor
  • Degree
    Bachelor of Law, Faculty of Law, Keio University
    M.C.L. (Master of Comparative Law) , School of Law, University of Miami
  • Background
    Sumitomo Bank (Tokyo, New York)
    United Nations Headquarters, Legal Office (New York)
    Chairman, UN Headquarters Property Investigation Board
    Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (present)

Field of Specialization

International Co-operation and Laws of Asia-Pacific Region
International Organizations and International Law

Research Theme

An academic approach for settlement of various issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
Legal approach for the activities of international organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Major Works / Publications Awards

Major Works

  • “A New Framework of the United Nations in Global Changes and the Role of Japan”
  • “New Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the United Nations”
  • “The Decline of U.S. Hegemonic Power and New Perspective on the U.S.-Japan Relationship”
  • “A New Concept for Implementation of Preventive Diplomacy Under the Revised United Nations Security Council”


  • United Nations University, Award for Eisaku Sato Memorial Thesis Contest

Academic Societies / Service to Society

Academic Societies

Japanese Society of International Law
United Nations Association

Service to Society

Visiting Scholar, Oxford University Wolfson College, U.K. (Waseda-Oxford Exchange Program)
Special Lecturer to Prosecutors of Ministry of Justice
Member, Advisory Councils for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Research Project

MA:International Co-operation in the APEC Region and Laws (Not available from September 2020 Admission)
PhD:International Organizations and International Co-operation (Not available from September 2019 Admission)

Research theme, outline of project research seminar, message to prospects

The purpose of the project study is to provide students a comprehensive understanding of the aspects of international cooperation including the history, structure, legal framework, and actors of various projects which have been done in APEC region. The students will learn concepts and practices of the details of the projects implemented by various governments, NGO/NPOs, and international organizations. For instance, through both academic approach and field work experiences in multinational cooperation within the above targeted area, it is aimed to obtain practical achievements. Students are expected to focus on and analyze information from various governments and related international organizations, to take in knowledge on international law needed in determining international cooperation, and to construct a framework for practical cooperation.

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