Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Research project: Chinese Foreign Policy and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Mr. Usui received his Bachelor of Law from University of Tokyo. In his last position at MOFA, he served in Ocean Division of the International Legal Affairs Bureau, where he handled maritime issues related to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). He has also been assigned to the Aid Policy and Management Division of the International Cooperation Bureau, where he managed the fiscal affairs of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Between 2012 and 2014, he studied the Chinese language, diplomacy, and history at Nanjing University. While at Harvard, Mr. Usui will conduct research on Chinese foreign policy and the U.S.-Japan alliance.