Members

The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has one-hundred-ten 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.

AKIYAMA Nobumasa

AKIYAMA Nobumasa

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.

Dr. Nobumasa Akiyama, Professor at the School of International and Public Policy and the Graduate School of Law at Hitotsubashi University, is an APLN member as well as a Senior Associate Fellow at APLN. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at Japan Institute of International Affairs. Before appointed to the current position, he served as Minister-Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna and Special Advisor to Ambassador on Nuclear Security from April 2016 to March 2018 when he was on loan to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. His other professional appointments include a member of the Public Security Examination Commission of the Government of Japan, a member of the Eminent Persons Group for the Substantive Advancement of Nuclear Disarmament, a Foreign Minister’s consultative group, and Advisor to the Japanese delegation to the NPT Review Conferences since 2000. Recent publication includes: “AI Nuclear Winter or AI That Saves Humanity? AI and Nuclear Deterrence,” Joachim von Braun, Margaret S. Archer, Gregory M. Reichberg, Marcelo Sanchez-Sorondo, eds, Robotics, AI, and Humanity (Springer, 2021); “Atoms for Alliance Challenges: Japan in the liberal international nuclear order,” Yoichi Funabashi and G. John Ikenberry, eds., The Crisis of Liberal Internationalism: Japan and the World Order, (Washington, DC, Brookings Institution Press, 2020); and “Japan’s Nuclear Disarmament Dilemma,” Gorge P. Schultz and James Goodby, eds., The War That Must Never Be Fought (Stanford, the Hoover Institution, 2015)