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Kotaro Shiojiri

Kotaro Shiojiri

Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Shiojiri earned his B.A. in Law, M.A. in International Studies, and Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Tokyo, and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School. During his service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (2009-2019), he held various positions including Chief of Staff to Ambassador of Japan to the United States and officer in the G8/G20 Summit Office, Economic Policy Division, of the Economic Affairs Bureau. He is the recipient of the University of Tokyo President’s Award and has also served as an intern at the Council on Foreign Relations and Okamoto Associates. For his doctorate dissertation, Dr. Shiojiri has conducted research on the indeterminacy of Article XXI of the GATT 1994 which is the national security exception clause of the WTO law.



  • International Relations
  • International Law
  • Diplomacy


  • English
  • Japanese