Dr. Naoko Hashimoto

Email: naoko.hashimoto@r.hit-u.ac.jp




Naoko Hashimoto is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan, teaching global issues including refugees and migration issues in English and in Japanese. Naoko has more than a decade of practitioner experience on refugees and forced migration issues, as a staff member of UNHCR, IOM and the Government of Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Justice). She holds a Master of Studies in Forced Migration, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford (as a Sir John Swire scholar), LLM in International Human Rights Law from University of London (International Programme convened by Queen Mary and UCL), and PhD in Politics from University of Sussex (as an International Fellow of Nippon Foundation).  Her PhD thesis analysed reasons why non-immigration countries such as Japan accept refugees through resettlement, using political and international relations theories.  She supervises several MA students studying at RLI, who are interested in refugee issues in East Asia and/or refugee resettlement policy.

Publications/recent projects:

  • ‘Refugee Resettlement as an Alternative to Asylum’, Refugee Survey Quarterly, Vol. 37, Issue 2, March 2018, pp.162-186
  • ‘Stratification of Rights and Entitlements among Refugees and Other Forced Migrants in Japan’, in S. Takahashi and A. Kihara-Hunt (eds.) Civil and Political Rights in Japan: Tribute to Sir Nigel Rodley, London: Routledge (forthcoming in March 2019)
  • Migration Policies in Asia, London: Sage (forthcoming in 2019) (four volumes of compilation of outstanding articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals, to be edited with other nine scholars)

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