Jun Osawa is Senior Research Fellow at Nakasone Peace Institute (NPI, formerly Institute for International Policy Studies, IIPS). He is also Board member of Kajima Peace Institute (since 2018), Cyber Project Coordinator at Sasakawa Peace Foundation (since 2018), Staff of National Security Secretariat (NSS) (since 2014) and Visiting Research Fellow with the Air Staff College (since 2018). His research interests include national cyber security, strategic assessment, and Northeast Asian international security. He joined NPI/IIPS in 1995 as a research fellow (1995-2009) and serves as a senior research fellow (2009-2014, 2017-present). His previous positions include: Senior Fellow (2017-19) and also Deputy Cabinet Counsellor of National Security (Council) Secretariat (NSS) (2014-16); Visiting Fellow at Brookings Institution (2013); member of the Cabinet Office’s Advisory Panel on Communication Concerning Territorial Integrity (2013-14), member of the Keidanren Study Group on Cyber Warfare and Defence (2012); a visiting scholar at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (2011-16); Policy Planning Researcher and Advisor, Policy Planning Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007-09); Analyst, Second Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004-06), and Lecturer in International Studies at Meiji Gakuin University (2003). He received his MA from Keio University in 1996 and his BA from Keio University in 1994.