Asia-Pacific Leadership Network

On December 8, 2022, Professor Nobumasa Akiyama, Dean of the School of International and Public Policy, was elected as a member of Japan’s International Group of Eminent Persons for a World Without Nuclear Weapons by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. This is a group whose establishment was announced by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as“a forum in which participants from both nuclear and non-nuclear-weapon states will, aided by the involvement of incumbent and former political leaders around the globe, exchange ideas and thoughts beyond their respective national positions and engage in candid discussions concerning a concrete path towards the realization of a world without nuclear weapons.” Professor Akiyama is one of the three Japanese members who will be joined by twelve non-Japanese members.