Keiko Kono is a fellow in the Government and Law Division of the Security Studies Department at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS). NIDS is the primary policy research department of Japan’s Ministry of Defense.
Kono received her bachelor’s degree in law from Rikkyo University in 1996, and two years later received her master’s degree in law from Sophia University. In 2001, she received her J.D. from Sophia University.
Her areas of expertise include the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law.