Kozue Akibayashi

Professor, Doshisha University

Region(s): Asia, Global
Country of focus: Japan, North Korea, South Korea
Based in Japan

Kozue Akibayashi is a professor at the Graduate School of Global Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. She is the former International President of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

She currently serves on the steering committee of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing for peace on the Korean Peninsula. In 2015, she was part of the delegation of 30 international women peacebuilders who crossed the DMZ on a call for lasting peace.

Kozue’s research includes an analysis of “Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence”, a feminist peace movement in Okinawa, Japan where the U.S. military has stationed for over seven decades.