Dr. Daisuke Akimoto is Associate Research Fellow at the Institute for Security & Development Policy, Stockholm Japan Center, Sweden. He serves as an Official Secretary in the House of Representatives in Tokyo and previously worked as Assistant Professor at the Soka University Peace Research Institute.

He holds a PhD in Asian Studies and International Relations from the University of Western Sydney (UWS IPRS Scholar), an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney (Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar), and a BA in Humanities from Soka University, Japan.

Dr. Akimoto is the author of several books, such as Japan as a ‘Global Pacifist State’: Its Changing Pacifism and Security Identity (Peter Lang 2013), The Abe Doctrine: Japan’s Proactive Pacifism and Security Strategy (Palgrave Macmillan 2018), and Japan’s Nuclear Identity and Its Implications for Nuclear Abolition (Palgrave Macmillan 2020).

His publications are available at https://researchmap.jp/7000004245?lang=e