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Osamu Arakaki

Osamu Arakaki, Ph.D.

Professor of International Relations, Kansaigaidai University, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan


Professor Osamu Arakaki received an MA in political science (University of Toronto) and a Ph. D. in law (Victoria University of Wellington). His past academic positions include a visiting associate professor at Tokyo University and a visiting fellow at Harvard University. Since April 2008, he has been a professor of international relations at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan.

He has worked in the fields of refugee protection and development assistance for over a decade. He has served as an associate legal officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the early 1990s. Afterwards, he worked as an associate specialist with the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Additionally, he was a Refugee Adjudication Counsellor for the Japanese Minister of Justice.