Michiru Nishida is a Professor at School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagasaki University and Senior Research Adviser to APLN. He specialises in arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation. Author of "Nuclear Transparency: Practices of US-USSR/Russia and NPT as well as their Potential Applicability to China" and co-author of "NPT: The Global Governance of Nuclear Weapons.” He has worked for many years in the field of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation as a diplomat and as a Special Advisor for Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. He holds an M.A. in International Policy Studies with a certificate on nonproliferation from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and Ph.D. in Laws from Hitotsubashi University.