Visiting Professor
Akiko Yamanaka

Female, President of International Tsunami Disaster Prevention Society,

Senior Diplomatic Fellow at Cambridge Central Asia Forum Cambridge University,

Special Advisor to the President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA),

Senior Visiting Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)

Former Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs

Special Ambassador for Peacebuilding of Japanese Government

Visiting Professor at the Churchill College of University of Cambridge, the United Nation University, and Graduate School of Hokkaido University

Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford, Harvard University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Brookings Institute in Washington DC in USA.

Director of the Committee of Foreign Affairs,

Acting Director of the Defense Committee

Director General of the Women’s Bureau of the LDP

Initiator of “The Human Resources Development Program in Asia for Peacebuilding” and “The World Assembly for Women (WAW!)”

Field of Expertise:

International Peacebuilding, International Negotiation and Strategic Studies, Natural and Human Induced Disaster Prevention, Preventive Diplomacy

Selected Publications

Think, or Sink: Preventive State Theory


OISCA Award (for Contributions to Asia)

International Soroptimist Japan’s Sen Kayoko Prize (for Contributions to International Understanding)

E-mail: akikointheworld@gmail.com