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Madoka Futamura

Madoka Futamura

  • Visiting
  • Alumni

Visiting Senior Research Fellow


Madoka Futamura is Professor at Department of Sociology, Hosei University, Japan. She holds a MA and PhD in War Studies from King's College London. She was Academic Programme Officer at United Nations University (2008-2014). She was also a Global Ethics Fellow at Carnegie Council (2012-2015).


Research Interests

  • International Peace and Security
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Transitional Justice
  • Reconciliation



  • ‘Reconciliation as an ongoing political project: The case of Japan’ in Rachel Kerr, Henry Redwood and James Gow (eds.) Reconciliation After War: Historical Perspectives on Transitional Justice (Routledge, 2021).
  • ‘Hybrid Warfare in Asia: Its Meaning and Shape’[Co-authored with Chiyuki Aoi, and Alessio Patalano], The Pacific Review, Vol.31, Issue 6 (2018), pp. 693-713.
  • ‘Reexamining the Development of the Field of Transitional Justice: From the Perspective of Peace-Justice Relation’, Journal of International Law and Diplomacy, Vol.114, No.4 (2016) [Japanese].
  • The Politics of the Death Penalty in Countries in Transition [Co-eds with Nadia Belnatz] (Routledge, 2013).
  • War Crimes Tribunals and Transitional Justice: The Tokyo Trial and the Nuremberg Legacy (London: Routledge, 2008).