Announcing The Mystery over Buddha's Roots: An Analysis of the Mystery of the Shakya Kingdom


Mitsuaki Kojima is a distinguished Japanese policy essayist on global and domestic issues.

He has served as the Ambassador of Japan to Nepal and Ambassador to Luxembourg and held important posts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs such as Deputy Director of Disarmament Division, Director of Research Division and South American Division respectively, and also Managing Director of Planning Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency.

He obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from Keio University, as well as a Master’s in political science from Yale University. Kojima was accorded The Grand-Croix de l’Ordre du Merite in Luxembourg in March, 2006. Currently, he works as President, the Japan Nepal Society and lives in Tokyo.

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