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Katsuhiro Asagiri

Vice President, Asia-Pacific Affairs

Katsuhiro Asagiri is President of IPS Japan, Vice President of Global Cooperation Council for Asian-Pacific Affairs and Bureau Chief of IDN-InDepthNews Asia-Pacific. Born in Okayama in 1965, Asagiri is a Japanese citizen.

History, Geography and Political Science make up his educational background (B.A. in Education, from Okayama National University, Japan, B.S. in Geography and Master's degree in Development Administration (MDA) from Western Michigan University, the U.S.A. From 1986-87 he worked in Kibbutz Megiddo, Israel while conducting researches on history and international relations in Europe and the Middle East.

From 1991-92 he lectured on Japanese History, US-Japan relationship and role of media at WMU while serving as a graduate assistant for Dr. Lawrence Ziring at the Institute of Government and Politics, conducting researches on human right issues in the Dominican Republic with a renowned Geographer Dr. Oscar H. Horst. Their research article was published in Geographical Review, NY, 2000:

Back to Japan in 1992, he was appointed as a staff writer and editor for a monthly development magazine with APIC. He wrote and coordinated many articles and reports on ODA, CSOs, and development related issues commissioned by MOFA and private foundations. His publications include “The Mechanism of Accepting Economic Assistance by foreign NGOs (Nepal, Bhutan, India, Bangladesh)” (1997) , “The Economic and Social Conditions of the Dominican Republic” (1997), “Present condition and the problem on STD infection surrounding youth in Asia (Nepal, Bangladesh, and Greater Mekong Region)” (2000, 2001), “The Odyssey of Japanese Colonists in the Dominican Republic” (2000).

He planned and coordinated many international conferences in Japan, the U.S.A , and Asian countries for high level policy dialogues including the Asia-Pacific Symposium in Hawaii in January 2000 making it the first joint symposium by government (ODA policy dialogues), corporations and foundations as well as CSOs from Japan and the U.S.A. From 1999-2001, he served as a general coordinator for CART (Common Agenda Roundtable), a government consultative body, presided over by Mr. Gaishi Hiraiwa, the honorary chairperson of Keidanren(Federation of Economic Organizations) and contributed to promoting public-private partnership by bridging CART with Japanese CSOs and its US counterparts through managing several joint development projects.

During this period, as a head of Research Office at APIC, he subcontracted with IPS for ODA research projects on HIV/AIDS and human trafficking in several Asian countries. From 2002-2004, he served as Deputy Secretary General of WYPS Japan office to organize a series of international symposia with themes on interfaith dialogues in Bangkok, Tokyo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this period, he made ground works to launch IPS Japan through dialogues with IPS Rome. (obtaining legal status from Tokyo Metropolitan Government in May 2003, launching IPS Japan website in April 2005).

Since 2004, he has been a member of Ozaki Yukio Memorial Foundation's Seikei Konwa-kai (The Ozaki Public Policy Study meeting where senior policy makers, royal family members and opinion leaders are invited to give off-the-record lectures on latest trends in politics, economics and social issues.) He has participated in IPS Support meetings in 2003, 2005 and 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and has hosted IPS executives in Japan in 2005, 2006, and 2008. He led the first Japanese media delegation to Afghanistan media forum in March 2007. He was elected as President of IPS Japan at a general assembly meeting in August 2007. In September 2008, he was appointed as Japan representative for the World Political Forum (WPF), an initiative founded by Mikhail Gorbachev. In 2010, he was appointed as vice president of Global Cooperation Council for Asia-Pacific Affairs and Bureau Chief of IDN-InDepthNews Asia-Pacific

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