Members

The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has ninety-three members from sixteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. The APLN aims to inform and energize public opinion, especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and to do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and eventually eliminated.

Hiromichi UMEBAYASHI

Hiromichi UMEBAYASHI

Visiting Professor, RECNA, Nagasaki University

Hiromichi Umebayashi 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.

Hiromichi Umebayashi is Visiting Professor and former Director of the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at the Nagasaki University (RECNA). He is also Special Advisor, former President and Founder of Peace Depot Inc., Japan. He is a Ph.D. holder in the field of Applied Physics from Tokyo University. After resigning from teaching in university in 1980, he became a fulltime campaigner and researcher for peace, disarmament, and human rights issues. In April 2012, when RECNA was established, he became its inaugural Director. He now serves as the East Asian Coordinator of PNND (Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament). He is also the Chief-editor of the 2015 RECNA Report “Proposal: A Comprehensive Approach to a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone.” Among his recent books are Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones (2012) from Iwanami Shoten, Japan and its updated Korean version (2014) from Booksea Publishing Co., ROK.