Ippeita is a Senior Fellow of the Security Studies Program at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF). In this position, he conducts research on Japan’s foreign engagement policies and tools, in particular, foreign aid and security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, as well as international peace operations. He is the lead editor/author of the book and the policy proposals on Japan’s Defense Diplomacy (book: 2021, available in Japanese only). Currently, he serves as the chair of the “Expert Panel on Ministry of Defense Capacity Building” at the Ministry of Defense and an expert panel member of the “Development Assistance Accountability Committee” at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. He also teaches at the Hosei University as an adjunct lecturer and contributes policy analysis and articles to Japanese and international audiences. He earned his MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).