Osamu Arakaki


Osamu Arakaki is a professor at International Christian University (ICU), Japan, and an expert of international law and international relations. He received a PhD in Law from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, an MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada, and an MA in Law from Meiji Gakuin University, Japan. Before he began serving at ICU, he was a visiting fellow at Harvard Law School, USA, visiting associate professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and professor at Hiroshima City University, Japan. His main works include Refugee Law and Practice in Japan (Ashgate, 2008), “Non-state actors and UNHCR’s supervisory role in international relations,” in James C Simeon (ed.), The UNHCR and the Supervision of International Refugee Law (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Statelessness Conventions and Japanese Laws: Convergence and Divergence (UNHCR Representation in Japan, 2015).

Keynote Presentation (2019) | What Role Should Japanese Universities Play in the Refugee Crisis?

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