Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University



  • Position:Professor
  • Degree
    Ph.D. in Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Background
    Researcher, The Engineering Consulting Firms Association(1991-1995)
    Research Intern, Banco Solidario (BancoSol), Bolivia (1995)
    Staff Member, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) [Mexico, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Tokyo](1998-2006)
    Visiting Scholar, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University(2011-2012)
    Associate Professor / Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University(2006-present)

Field of Specialization

Development Studies (Human Development), International Human Rights(Child Rights), Human Security, Global Governance

Research Theme

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,
Human Rights Regime and Governance in Asia,
Human Security of Children and the Responsibility to Protect,
Global Health Governance

Major Works / Publications Awards

Major Works

  • Yasushi Katsuma, Hideaki Shiroyama & Makiko Matsuo. “Challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on good health and well-being: Global governance as an issue for the means of implementation,” Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 23, No.2, 2016, pp.105-125.
  • Chika Hyodo & Yasushi Katsuma. The Role and Challenges of Japanese NGOs in the Global Health Policymaking Process. Japan Center for International Exchange, 2009.
  • Yasushi Katsuma. “Global health governance for combating infectious diseases,” The United Nations Studies, No.11, June 2010, pp. 47-66.
  • Keizo Takemi; Masamine Jimba; Sumie Ishii; Yasushi Katsuma; Yasuhide Nakamura. “Human security approach for global health,” The Lancet, Vol.371, July 2008, pp.13-14.

Academic Societies / Service to Society

Academic Societies

Secretary-General(2007-10), The Japan Association for United Nations Studies (JAUNS),
Vice-President and Board Member(2014-17), The Japan Society for International Development (JASID),
Board Member(2015-18), The International Human Rights Law Association(IHRLA)

Service to Society

Advisory Panel Member, Human Development Report, United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)
Executive Committee Member, The Association of Former International Civil Servants (AFICS)-Japan,
Executive Committee Member, “Global Health and Human Security” Program of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE),
Member, Evaluation Committee on Incorporated Administrative Agencies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan (2010-2011)

Research Project

MA:Peace, Human Rights and Social Development in Less Developed Countries
PhD:Social Development and International Human Rights

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

This research seminar is designed to produce global leaders who will proactively contribute to transnational issues related to peace, human rights and development. It is expected that the graduate students in this seminar will bridge theory and practice in approaching their research theme. The participants are encouraged to conduct field research in a developing country so that they become familiar with the realities on the ground. They are also suggested to obtain an internship position at international organizations or NGOs for a few months in order to acquire practical problem-solving skills related to their research theme.

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