Staff Profile

As of April 20, 2020
International Peace and Security Department
Senior Fellow
Bonji Ohara

Expertise

・ Modern Chinese politics (diplomacy and security)
・ Japan-U.S. alliance
・ Japan's security policy
・ Diplomacy and security

Academic/Professional Background

Bonji Ohara graduated from the National Defense Academy in 1985 and completed a master’s program at the University of Tsukuba in 1998. He enrolled in the General Course of the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) in 2001. Mr. Ohara was stationed in China between 2003 and 2006 as a Naval Attaché and became a chief of the intelligence section, Maritime Staff Office in the Ministry of Defense in 2006; Commanding Officer of the 21st flight squadron in 2009. Mr. Ohara worked for IHS Jane’s from 2011 as an analyst and business development manager, and for the Tokyo Foundation as a Director of Research before assuming the position of Senior Fellow in the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in June 2017.
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Related Websites

The Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund activities until FY 2017.

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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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