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I am Yukako Tanaka-Sakabe, an assistant professor at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan. I specialize in Comparative Politics and International Relations.

My research focuses on peace and security especially in concerning the situation of weak states/conflict-affected area. I look for institutions, causes of conflict, conflict resolution, democratization, state-building, peacebuilding in local context, international peace operation, strategies of supply side for international cooperation. I have done fieldwork in Southeast Asia and Africa.

I enjoy interacting with students in classes and participating in projects conducted by research institutes and think tanks.

I received Ph.D. (in Political Science) from Waseda University and Master in Public Administration from Cornell University. I have previously worked at the Japanese Embassy in Timor-Leste, International Peace Cooperation Headquarters under Japanese Cabinet Office, and the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan. I received the research fellowship for young scientists from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and was a research associate at Waseda University.

Research Theme

Politics in conflict affected societies



state-society relationship

Election and violence


Effectiveness of peacebuilding in local context

Local security

Human security

Relationship with Sustainable Development Goals

Security Issues

International Peace Operations

Strategies of supply side in Peace operation including whole-of-government approach, comprehensive approach

Official Development Assistance

Effectiveness of PKO and gender diversity

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