ACUNS appointed Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa as Director of the ACUNS Liaison Office subsequent to his completing his term on the Board, which ended in June 2015. In this Liaison officer role, Professor Hasegawa will represent ACUNS’ interests in continuing to work with the three UN studies associations, as well as serving as a contact and focal point in particular for ACUNS in Japan including assistance where possible to ACUNS members who may be looking to conduct work or make new contacts in Japan. Reference http://acuns.org/tokyo-liaison-office/

連絡事務所 所在地

ACUNS Tokyo Office 1-7-2-801 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0012, Japan

Telefax number: 81-3-6450-6292 / E-mail address: sh[@]acuns.tokyo


(2017 -)
長谷川 祐弘

 元国連事務総長特別代表(東ティモール担当). 国連勤務37年間。国連システム学術評議会(ACUNS)東アジア連絡事務所長、日本国連協会学術交流担当理事ミシガン大学政治学学士(1966)、国際基督教大学国際行政学修士(1968)、ワシントン大学国際関係開発論博士号(1984)。法政大学法学部国際政治学科教授(2007-13)、国連大学客員教授(2007-15年)、国連学会理事(2007-16年).

(Since 2017 -)

キハラハント 愛


(Since November 2018 -)

ヘルマン サルトン

 Dr. Herman Salton is currently Associate Professor of International Relations at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan, and specializing in international organizations, global ethics, international law, and the United Nations. He was educated at the Universities of Trento (Italy), Auckland (New Zealand), Wales (UK), and Oxford (UK), and holds two doctoral degrees, one in international law and the other in international relations. He was a visiting scholar at Sciences-Po Paris and TUJ Tokyo; an officer at the Icelandic Human Rights Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland; and briefly an Associate in the Under-Secretary-General’s Office at UN Headquarters in New York, USA. He has served as a Senior Adviser to the Center for Advanced Studies in South Asia (CASS) in Kathmandu, Nepal, and as Treasurer of the International Studies Association’s Asia-Pacific Section (ISA-AP). He is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish.

Director for Program Operations
(Since February 2020 -)
Keiichi TANABE

Keiichi TANABE


Director for Administration
(Since November 2019 -)


 Masakuni Tanimoto is a Executive Director of World Federalist Movement of Japan as well as a Secretariat of Japanese Parliamentary Committee for the World federation. He has obtained a degree (Social Sciences) from National Institution for Academic Degrees after learning at multiple universities. Launching a business when he was a university student, he stays in the current post after serving as a president of a consolidated subsidiary of a major public relations agency and the like. Through his career building, he has been involved in enlightenment activities for disseminating UN philosophy, organization of meetings regarding UN reform and policy proposal to the Japanese government.

External Liaison Officer
(Since July 2020 -)
Arbenita SOPAJ

アルベニータ ソパージ


External Liaison Officer
(Since December 2019 -)
Elizabeth K. GAMARRA

エリザベス ガマラ


Reporting Officer
(Since December 2020 -)


 Mr. Simon Panchaud is a graduate student at the University of Geneva and an intern in the Office of the Director-General at the United Nations Office at Geneva. He was a member of the Secretariat of the Geneva Dialogue in 2019, in charge of coordination with International Organizations and co-reporter. He wrote the report of the Geneva Dialogue in 2018. He has a background in international relations with a double focus on security studies and East Asian studies. He was an exchange student at the University of Tokyo between autumn 2017 and spring 2018. He worked before for Secretariat of the Geneva State Parliament.

(Since November 2018 -)


 Ms. Maja Liechti is a Swiss national currently studying at the University of Tokyo in the ‘’Japan in East Asia’’ program, which focuses on an interdisciplinary approach on Asian diplomatic relations with a specific focus on Japan, and the Global Education for Innovation and Leadership (GLP-GEfIL) program on peacebuilding and global governance. She has been active in various student forums such as Zurich Model United Nations (ZUMUN) and the Global Next Leaders Forum (GNFL) and served as a facilitator in the discussion of various issues such as the Syrian war and Gender Inequality in Japan. She has experience in working with Kurdish refugees in a refugee camp in Dunkirk. She is fluent in English, German, French and Polish. Her Japanese is at an intermediate level.