Senior Research Fellow The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Foreign aid and security cooperation
Ippeita Nishida is a Senior Research Fellow of the International Peace and Security Department 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 (defense diplomacy). Additionally, he manages and oversees the mutual visitation exchange program for senior field officers between the Japan Self-Defense Forces and the Vietnamese People's Army, a flagship initiative of SPF on defense cooperation. Currently, he serves as an expert panel member of the “Development Assistance Accountability Committee” at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and he teaches at the Hosei University and the Aoyama Gakuin University as an adjunct lecturer.
Prior to joining SPF in October 2016, he held the position of research fellow at the Tokyo Foundation where he worked on several key policy research projects and published reports such as: “The Quad Plus: Towards a Shared Strategic Vision for the Indo-Pacific” (co-editor, Wisdom Tree Publisher, 2015), “Rethinking Japan’s Foreign Aid: Widening the Scope of Assistance from a Security Perspective” (co-author and editor, the Tokyo Foundation, 2014), “Maritime Security and the Right of Self-Defense in Peacetime” (co-author and editor, the Tokyo Foundation, 2013). He earned his MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).