TANAKA, Akihiko

Position Adjunct Professor
Degree Ph.D.
Specialty International Politics
Current Research Interests International Politics
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Akihiko Tanaka is President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Adjunct Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)  He was Professor of International Politics at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo, Executive Vice President of the same university(2009-2011), President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency from April, 2012 to September, 2015,  Chairman of the Board, Japan for UNHCR from March, 2019 to March, 2022. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of Tokyo in 1977 and Ph.D. in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981. He has numerous books and articles on world politics and security issues in Japanese and English including The New Middle Ages: The World System in the 21st Century (Tokyo: The International House of Japan, 2002) and Japan in Asia: Post-Cold-War Diplomacy (Tokyo: Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2017). He received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2012 for his academic achievements.


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