Security Studies,Regional Studies-Areas of Expertise

Keiko KONO(Fellow, Government and Law Division, Security Studies Department)


1996 B.A. in Law, Rikkyo University
1998 M.A. in Law, Sophia(Jochi)University
2001 J.D. in Law, Sophia(Jochi)University

Areas of Expertise

Law of Armed Conflict (International Humanitarian Law)

Selected Publications



  • "The Applicability of the Law of the Sea in the Maritime Armed Conflicts," in Shinya Murase & Akira Mayama, eds., International Law of Armed Conflict (Toshindo, 2004).
  • "The Legitimate Use of Force against Non-belligerent States in Armed Conflict," NIDS Security Studies, Vol. 7 Nos. 2&3 (2005).
  • "The Legal Consequences of ’Host State’ in Armed Conflicts——Neutral Violation or an Armed Attack?——," NIDS Security Studies, Vol. 8 No. 2 (2005).
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