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Dr Kazuhiro Tobisawa

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Tobisawa’s research fields are disarmament, global governance, diplomacy and international law.  His fieldwork in nuclear disarmament has involved research in several countries and areas including the UK, Japan, the United States, Switzerland and Austria. To explore global and local structures of nuclear disarmament, he has been interviewing senior members of leading civil society organisations and governmental sections.

In 2018, he published his book entitled Influence of Civil Society on Japanese Nuclear Policy on the private diplomacy of civil society organisations which are based in Japan. This has now been published for The University of Buckingham Press.

Dr Tobisawa has also been working actively on UK-Japan educational exchange programmes. He is the founder and was the first Chairman of Board of Directors and Representative Director (2014-2015), the Margaret Thatcher Japan Foundation in Tokyo. As his legal practice and business expertise, he is now the Group Manager of Legal & Intellectual Property Group, Yamaha Motor Robotics Holdings Co., Ltd., which has the biggest market share of semiconductor-making equipment (post-process) in Japan.

Dr Tobisawa has a BA, MA, LLM and DPhil from The University of Buckingham. For the University, he has been working as a Research Fellow & External Relations Officer of the Centre for Global Studies and the Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on Japan Initiatives. He is also Co-Founder and Co-Convenor, the UK-Japan IT Conference for Emerging Technologies (2020-present) and the Academic Society for United Nations Studies (2021-present).

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