Dr Kazuhiro Tobisawa

Honorary Research Fellow, Max Beloff Centre for the Study of Liberty


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.

He has recently 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 Anglo-Japanese educational exchange programmes through his experience of Buckingham and the Margaret Thatcher Japan Foundation, and on international legal practice and HR (human resources) with work experience with the global industrial company called Shinakwa Ltd, which has the biggest market share of semiconductor-making equipment (post-process) in Japan. His research field tends to include economic topics such as HR in global companies as an aspect of global governance.

Dr Tobisawa has a BA, MA, LLM and DPhil from the University of Buckingham.  His DPhil thesis was on “The Influence of Civil Society on Japanese Nuclear Policy” which has now been published. He was the Founder & Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Margaret Thatcher Japan Foundation. In addition, 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.

Email: kazuhiro.tobisawa@jcom.zaq.ne.jp

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