International Research Fellow Celine Pajon


Celine Pajon

Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)


  • - Japanese domestic affairs, foreign and defense policy
  • - U.S.-Japan strategic relationship
  • - International relations in Northeast Asia
  • - Japan-India relationship

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  • 2005.09 - 2006.08 Research student in OSIPP (Osaka School of International Public Policy), Osaka University, Japan. Topic of research: Strategic realignment and U.S. military bases in Okinawa
  • 2001.10 - 2003.10 Master on International Relations, Department of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva.
  • 2000.09 - 2001.08 Exchange student at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2000.06 Graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Lyon,in the International section. Special Degree on Contemporary Asia.


    Celine Pajon researches and analyses Japan's foreign and defense policy for Ifri since 2008. She also follows the major domestic political debates in Japan. She conducts researches on the evolving International Relations and geostrategic setting of the Indo-Pacific region.

    She lectured at INALCO (Langues'O), ENSTA and EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne).

    Céline Pajon holds a Master in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva and graduated from SciencesPo Lyon. She studied two years in Japan, at Waseda University and Osaka University.