Staff Members

As of September 1, 2020

Department Heads

Tomonari Akamatsu Director Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Jiro Kato Director International Peace and Security Department
Ayaka Matsuno Director Gender Investment and Innovation Department
Aya Murata Director Japan–U.S. Program
Maho Nakayama Director Asia Peace Initiatives Department
Eiji Sakai Director Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Ocean Policy Planning and Management Department)
Yu Zhan Director Sasakawa Japan–China Friendship Fund

Senior Staff Members

Taisuke Abiru Senior Research Fellow International Peace and Security Department
Teruaki Aizawa Senior Program Advisor Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Tomonari Akamatsu Senior Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Akiko Horiba Senior Program Officer Asia Peace Initiatives Department
Hu Yiping Senior Program Officer Sasakawa Japan–China Friendship Fund
Masanori Kobayashi Senior Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Yoshiyuki Kobayashi Senior Program Officer Sasakawa Japan–China Friendship Fund
Miko Maekawa Senior Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Aya Murata Senior Program Officer Japan–U.S. Program
Yui Nakamura Senior Program Officer Asia Peace Initiatives Department
Maho Nakayama Senior Program Officer Asia Peace Initiatives Department
Ippeita Nishida Senior Research Fellow International Peace and Security Department
Bonji Ohara Senior Fellow International Peace and Security Department
Fumiko Okamoto Senior Program Officer Asia Peace Initiatives Department
Natasha Shih Senior Investment Officer Gender Investment and Innovation Department
Hideyuki Shiozawa Senior Program Officer Pacific Island Nations Program
Kiyoko Takahashi Senior Program Advisor Gender Investment and Innovation Department
Tomohiko Tsunoda Senior Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department/Ocean Policy Planning and Management Department)
Atsushi Watanabe Senior Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Tsuneo Watanabe Senior Fellow International Peace and Security Department
Lily Yu Senior Advisor Gender Investment and Innovation Department

Staff Members

John A. Dolan Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Ocean Policy Planning and Management Department)
Iwao Fujii Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Mai Fujii Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Makiko Fukatsu Research Associate International Peace and Security Department
Junichi Fukuda Research Fellow International Peace and Security Department
Xiang Gao Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Sanae Hayashi Program Officer Asia Peace Initiatives Department
Yusuke Honda Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Michael C. Huang Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Takashi Iwata Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Etsuko Ito Program Officer Gender Investment and Innovation Department
Yuki Kobayashi Research Fellow International Peace and Security Department
Rina Komiya Program Officer Gender Investment and Innovation Department
Yuta Komori Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department/Ocean Policy Planning and Management Department)
Madoka Kono Associate Program Officer Japan–U.S. Program
Takeshi Mizunari Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Ocean Policy Planning and Management Department/Policy Research Department)
Yuhei Murakami Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Tomoko Nagasako Research Fellow International Peace and Security Department
Nobuko Nakamura Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Risa Nobe Research Fellow International Peace and Security Department
Sachiko Oguma Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Ocean Policy Planning and Management Department/Policy Research Department)
Hiroshi Sambyakugari​ Research Fellow International Peace and Security Department
Yuta Sano Associate Program Officer Japan-U.S. Program
Nao Soutome Program Officer Sasakawa Japan–China Friendship Fund
Ayuko Takahashi Program Officer Asia Peace Initiatives Department
Hajime Tanaka Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Mayuko Tanaka Research Associate Middle East and Islam Program Department
Junko Toyoshima Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Akihiro Ueda Program Officer Asia Peace Initiatives Department
Yuka Yabashi Program Officer Gender Investment and Innovation Department
Sae Yamamoto Program Officer Gender Investment and Innovation Department
Nami Yokogi Associate Program Officer Asia Peace Initiatives Department
Takahiro Yokoyama Program Officer Middle East and Islam Program Department
Nagisa Yoshioka Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
Mengyao Zhu Research Fellow Ocean Policy Research Institute
(Policy Research Department)
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The Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund

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The Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund activities until FY 2017.

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The Sasakawa Japan–China Friendship Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Japan–China Friendship Fund activities until FY 2017.

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The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund activities until FY 2017.

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