Rev. Dr. Yoshinori SHINOHARA (Japan, Buddhist)
After graduating in 1998 from Gakurin Seminary in Tokyo, Rev. Dr. Yoshinori Shinohara received ordination as a Dharma Teacher in Rissho Kosei-Kai, a major Japanese Buddhist denomination. He received a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford in 1998.
He started to work for Religions for Peace Japan in 2005. He supported hosting the 8th World Assembly of Religions for Peace in Kyoto in 2006, and co-led the ARMS DOWN! Campaign for disarmament and MDGs in 2010, as coordinator of the International Youth Committee for Religions for Peace.
During the Great East Japan Earthquakes, he served as Disaster Reconstruction Coordinator. Rev. Dr. Shinohara received a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Tohoku in 2014, and a Ph.D. in Human Security Studies from the University of Tokyo in 2021.