Dr Saya Kiba is an associate professor at Komatsu University in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Her major fields of interest are Southeast Asian studies, civil-military relations, international cooperation policies, and defense diplomacy. Prior to that, she served as a member of staff to Congressman Seiji Maehara from 2010 to 2012. She has also worked in the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, Embassy of Japan in Thailand, and a Japan-based international organization for conflict prevention. Her recent English-language publications include "Disaster Diplomacy or Commitment to Global Health? Japan's Foreign Aid on COVID-19 Response," in Liaison Magazine 12(1) published by the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Hawaii, and "Opposition in Power and their Foreign Policies 2009–2012: Legacy of DPJ through Policy Comparison,” in the book Japan’s Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century: Continuity and Change, (Lam Peng Er and Purnendra Jain eds.) published by Lexington Books in 2020. She holds a master's degree in political science from Doshisha University, Japan and obtained her Ph.D. in political science from Kobe University, Japan.
Dr Saya Kiba
Associate Professor, Faculty of Intercultural Communication, Komatsu University, Ishikawa, Japan