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 PhD 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, and the deputy representative to the United Nations and president of the International University of Japan. He held the post of JICA president from 2015 to 2022. He has authored many English publications, including The Political History of Modern Japan: Foreign Relations and Domestic Politics (Routledge, 2018) and From Party Politics to Militarism in Japan, 1924–1941 (Lynne Rienner, 2021), and was supervising editor for A Western Pacific Union: Japan’s New Geopolitical Strategy (JPIC, 2023).
IIO Jun (Editor)
Iio Jun is professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tokyo, from where he also received his MA and PhD in political science. He has previously worked as associate professor at the Graduate School of Policy Science, Saitama University. He is the co-editor of Policy Analysis in Japan (Policy Press, 2015) together with Adachi Yukio and Hosono Sukehiro. His research interests include Japanese party politics, the role of the bureaucracy in the Japanese political system, and comparative public policy.
INOGUCHI Takashi is former president of the University of Niigata Prefecture, professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo, eminent scholar-professor at J. F. Oberlin University (Tokyo), and senior fellow of research and development at Chuo University.
KABASHIMA Ikuo is governor of Kumamoto Prefecture (fourth term) and emeritus professor of the University of Tokyo.
KAMIKAWA Ryūnoshin is professor at the Graduate School of Law and Politics, Osaka University.
MACHIDORI Satoshi is professor of political science at Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Law.
MAKIHARA Izuru is professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo.
MIKURIYA Takashi is a fellow at the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, and a member of the board of directors of Suntory Holdings Ltd.
NAKAKITA Kōji is professor at the Faculty of Law, Chuo University.
NAKANO Minoru (1943–2001) was a political scientist who taught at the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law, the Ibaraki University's Faculty of Humanities, and Meiji Gakuin University's Faculty of Law.
NONAKA Naoto is professor at Gakushūin University’s Faculty of Law.
SAKAIYA Shirō is professor of Japanese politics in the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo.
SASAKI Takeshi is professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, president of the Japan Academy, and recipient of the Order of Culture.
SASSA Atsuyuki (1930–2018) was the first director general of the Cabinet Security Affairs Office (1986–89).
SHINKAWA Toshimitsu is professor of politics at Hosei University, emeritus professor at Kyoto University, and the former president of the Japan Association for Comparative Politics (JACP).
SHINODA Tomohito is professor at the Graduate School of International Relations at the International University of Japan (IUJ) in Niigata, Japan.
SHINOHARA Hajime (1925–2015) was a political scientist and longtime professor at the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law.
SUGAWARA Taku is an independent political scientist and active political commentator through various media.
TAKENAKA Harukata is professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, and Editorial Planning Committee chair of Nippon.com.
TANAKA Aiji is professor of political science and president of Waseda University.
TANAKA Naoki is president of the Center for International Public Policy Studies (CIPPS).
TANIGUCHI Masaki is professor of political science at the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo, and president of the Nippon Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA).
UENOHARA Hideaki is associate professor in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Bunkyō University.
YAMAGUCHI Jirō is professor of political science at Hosei University and a board member for the New Diplomacy Initiative (ND).
YAYAMA Tarō is a political commentator and chairman of the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies (JFSS).