Kyoko Kuwahara Asia 2023

Kyoko Kuwahara is a Research Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute in Canada, a Visiting Research Analyst at Institute for Future Engineering (IFENG) in Japan and a Specially Appointed Assistance Professor at Kyoto University.

She served as an Official of Office for Strategic Communication Hub at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 2018-2019. After completing master’s program at Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, she served as a Research Fellow at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in 2017-2018. She specializes in Public Diplomacy, Strategic Communications, Disinformation, Soft Power Strategies etc. Her recent books include Naze Nihon no “Tadashisa” ha Sekai ni Tsutawaranai noka: Nichi chū kan Shiretsu na Imēji Sen (Why is Japan’s “Righteousness” Difficult to Convey to the World?: The Fierce Image Competition between Japan, China, and South Korea) (2020), and After Sharp Power: Beicyū Shinreisen no Makuake (After Sharp Power: The Dawn of the New Cold War between the U.S. and China), co-author (2019). Her most recent published article includes “Disinformation Threats during a Taiwan Contingency and Countermeasures” (Research Report, the Japan Institute of International Affairs, March 22, 2022), “Fighting Disinformation: Japan’s Unique Situation and The Future of Canada-Japan Cooperation” (MLI Commentary, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, November 2021) and “The Disinformation Threat and International Cooperation” (JIIA Strategic Comments, the Japan Institute of International Affairs, June 2, 2021).