Osamu Arakaki

Arakaki has worked in refugee law and development for over a decade. He served as an associate legal officer for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 1991 and 1994, before earning his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1995. Afterwards, he served for five years as an associate specialist with the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Tokyo and New Zealand. Since April 2001, he has been an associate professor of law at Shigakukan University. While at Harvard Law School, Arakaki conducted research on development assistance that merges understanding of human rights, refugee flow control and peace-building.