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Former Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan will provide his perspective from the field on Japan’s peacebuilding contribution to South Sudan (28/01/2018)

 Former Ambassador to South Sudan and currently Deputy Director-General for African Masahiko KIYA will make presentation on “Japan’s Support for Peacebuilding in South Sudan: A Perspective from the Ground” on 28 January 2018 at Tokyo University Komaba Campus.

Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan
Seminar Series #28


Supported by ACUNS Tokyo Liaison Office


Sunday, 28th January 2018 15:00-17:30

The University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus
Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira Line
3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8902
Collaboration Room 4, Building 18 Floor 4


Master of Ceremony: GPAJ Secretary-General Professor Ai Kihara-Hunt


15:00-15:10 Opening

15:10-15:50 “Japan’s Support for Peacebuilding in South Sudan: A Perspective from the Ground”

Speaker: Masahiko KIYA, Deputy Director-General, Africa Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

15:50-16:10 Panel Discussion

  • Masahiko KIYA, Former Ambassador to South Sudan
  • Mitsugi Endo, Professor, the University of Tokyo
  • Daisaku Higashi, Associate Professor, Sophia University

16:10-16:20 Intermission

16:20-17:20 Question and Answers

Moderator: Sukehiro Hasegawa, GPAJ President

17:20-17:30 Announcement from the Secretariat


 If you are interested in participating in this seminar, please contact GPAJ Secretary-General Kihara-Hunt, kihara-hunt[@]gpaj.org by e-mail (Please change [@] to @ when sending an e-mail).

Fees: Members – free

Non-members – 500 yen for the materials




Masahiko KIYA

 Born in Hakodate, Japan, in 1964. Graduated from Tokyo University in 1987. MA in history and international law, Cambridge University. Entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 1988. Assignments include the Embassies of Japan in Nigeria and the United States, Bangladesh (Counselor), Belgium (Minister) the Ministry of Defense, Director for International Peace Cooperation 2015.4-2017.7 Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of South Sudan, 2017.8 Deputy Director-General, Africa Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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