Abe Nobuyasu is a former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs and former Director-General for Arms Control and Science Affairs at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Nobumasa Akiyama, Professor at the School of International and Public Policy and the Graduate School of Law at Hitotsubashi University, is a member and a Senior Associate Fellow at APLN.
Doden Aiko is a Senior Commentator for the NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation and the Senior Producer of the NHK World “Newsroom Tokyo”. She is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Fujiwara Kiichi is a Professor of International Politics and Southeast Asian Studies in the Graduate Schools of Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo. He has also taught at the University of the Philippines, the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Bristol. He is also currently a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center at Washington D.C.
Funabashi Yoichi is a former journalist and editor-in-chief of the Asahi Shimbun, and a correspondent to Beijing and Washington DC. He has written extensively on foreign affairs, the US-Japan Alliance, economics and historical issues in the Asia Pacific.
Ikegami Masako is a Professor at the Department of Innovation Science, School of Environment & Society of Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Inoguchi Kuniko is a member of the House of Councillors of Japan and former Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament. She also served as the President of the Conference on Disarmament in 2003.
Kawaguchi Yoriko is a former Foreign Minister and Environment Minister of Japan. She also co-chaired the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
Kono Yohei is a Japanese politician and a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. He served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.
Okada Katsuya is a Diet member and a former Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Japan.
Ota Masakatsu is a Senior and Editorial writer at Kyodo News, Visiting Professor of Waseda University and Nagasaki University, and Regular Commentator of Hodo Station of the TV Asahi.
Ambassador Sano Toshio was the Japanese Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament(2013-2018) in Geneva, and has led the Japanese delegation to 2015 NPT Review Conference, UN First Committee and other conferences on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation.
Suzuki Tatsujiro is the former Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission and is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Council of Pugwash Conferences on Science and International Affairs.
Umebayashi Hiromichi was former Director of the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Nagasaki University. He is also Special Advisor, the former President and Founder of Peace Depot Inc., Japan.
Yuzaki Hidehiko is the governor of the Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan and a long-time champion of eliminating nuclear weapons.