KITAOKA Shinichi (Supervisor)
Kitaoka Shinichi is professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo and Rikkyo University and special advisor to the president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He received his doctorate in modern Japanese politics and diplomacy from the University of Tokyo and subsequently taught at Rikkyo University and his alma mater. He has held posts as Japan’s ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the United Nations and president of the International University of Japan. He held the post of JICA president from 2015 to 2022. Amongst other English publications, he is the author of Political History of Modern Japan: Foreign Relations and Domestic Politics (London: Routledge, 2018) and From Party Politics to Militarism in Japan, 1924–1941 (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2021), and was supervising editor for A Western Pacific Union: Japan’s New Geopolitical Strategy (Tokyo: JPIC, 2023).
KOMINE Takao (Editor）
Komine Takao graduated from the University of Tokyo (BA in economics). He entered the Economic Planning Agency and served as director of the Economic Research Institute and as director general of the Research Bureau. In 2001, he was appointed director general of the National and Regional Planning Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. At Hosei University, he became a professor in the Graduate School of Social Science in 2003 and a professor in the Graduate School of Regional Policy Design in 2008. Since March 2017 he has been a professor in the Faculty of Regional Development, Taisho University and since 2010 he has been a senior research fellow at the Japan Center for Economic Research. In 2015, he joined NPI as a senior research counselor.
FUEDA-SAMIKAWA Ikuko is principal economist in the Economic Research Department and Financial Research Group deputy director at the Japan Center for Economic Research.
FUKAO Kyōji is professor at Hitotsubashi University’s Institute of Economic Research (IER) and research director of the Center for Economic Institutions at the IER.
FUKAO Mitsuhiro is professor in the Faculty of Business and Commerce at Keio University.
IHORI Toshihiro is special professor of economics at the National Gradual Institute for Policy Studies and professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo.
IKEO Kazuhito (1953–2021) was professor in the Faculty of Economics at Keio University, Tokyo.
ITOH Motoshige is professor of international economics at the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo.
IWATA Kazumasa is president of Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) and former deputy governor for the Bank of Japan.
IWATA Kikuo is professor of economics at Gakushūin University and emeritus professor in the Faculty of Economics at Sophia University.
JINNO Naohiko is emeritus professor at the University of Tokyo.
KABE Shigesaburō is senior economist at the Japan Center for Economic Research with a specialization in Asian economics, population studies, and human resources development.
KIMURA Fukunari is professor in the Faculty of Economics, Keio University and chief economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia.
KIYOTA Kōzō is professor of Economics at the Keio Economic Observatory, Keio University.
KŌSAI Yutaka was a professor at Toyo Eiwa Women's University and a recipient of both the Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities and the Ohira Masayoshi Memorial Prize.
KURODA Haruhiko is former president of the Asian Development Bank and has been governor of the Bank of Japan since March 2013.
MASUDA Hiroya is adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo.
MATSUBARA Satoru is professor of economics at Tōyō University.
MURATA Keiko is professor in the Faculty of Economics at Rissho University.
NISHIZAKI Kenji is associate director general of the Bank of Japan’s Financial System and Bank Examination Department.
NOGUCHI Yukio is a visiting professor at Stanford University and an emeritus professor at Hitotsubashi University.
OGURO Kazumasa is associate professor of economics at Hosei University.
OKINA Kunio is a visiting professor at Hosei University’s Graduate School of Regional Policy Design.
SAITŌ Jun is research fellow at the Research Institute for Policy Studies at Tsuda University and has worked as a senior economist in various domestic and international institutions.
SEKINE Toshitaka is professor at Hitotsubashi University’s Asian Public Policy Program.
SHIRAKAWA Masaaki is distinguished guest professor at Aoyama-Gakuin University and former governor of the Bank of Japan (2008–2013).
SOLÍS, Mireya is director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Philip Knight chair in Japan Studies, and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.
TACHIBANAKI Toshiaki is professor emeritus at Kyoto University and a prolific author/editor with over 100 publications to his name.
TAKENAKA Heizō is professor emeritus at Keio University and a former minister for internal affairs and communications (2001–2006).
TSURU Kōtarō is professor at the Graduate School of Business and Commerce, Keio University.
UEDA Kazuo is professor in the Department of Business Studies, Faculty of Business, Kyoritsu Women’s University.
UENO Yōichi is chief forecaster at the Japan Center for Economic Research and holds postgraduate degrees from Hitotsubashi and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
URATA Shūjirō is professor emeritus at Waseda University with a specialization in international economics.
WATANABE Kōta is engaged in research at the Canon Institute for Global Studies and the Graduate School of Economics at the University of Tokyo.
WATANABE Tsutomu is professor of economics and dean of the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo.
YAMASHITA Kazuhito is research director of the Canon Institute for Global Studies and senior fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry.
YANAGISAWA Hakuo served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1980 to 2009 and was the former minister of health, labour, and welfare (2006–2007) and president of Josai International University.
YASHIRO Naohiro is a specially appointed professor with the Faculty of Global Business at Showa Women’s University and a visiting professor with the College of Liberal Arts at International Christian University.
YOSHIKAWA Hiroshi is professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo and former president of Rissho University.