Professor and Associate Professor

F.Yoshida YOSHIDA, Fumihiko
Director, Professor

He was a Deputy Director of the Editorial Board of the Asahi Shimbun. He served as a member of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation for Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament (J-PAND). He has a PhD in International Public Policy from Osaka University (2007).

K.Kawai KAWAI, Kimiaki
Vice Director, Professor

Kawai is a researcher with expertise in International Humanitarian Law. After serving as Director of the Soka Gakkai Peace Committee until October 2019, he worked as Research Fellow at the Toda Peace Institute before assuming his current position in April 2023. Kawai participated in the UN Conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in July 2017 as a member of civil society while serving in the secretariat for the Japan NGO Network for Nuclear Weapons Abolition. He holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from Aoyama Gakuin University and PhD from Graduate School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagasaki University.

K.Hikawa HIKAWA,Kazuko
Vice Director, Professor

Adjunct Fellows of the Japan Institute of International Affairs; Co-Founder of the World New Prosperity.

T.Suzuki SUZUKI, Tatsujiro

Born in 1951. Before joining RECNA, he was a Vice Chairman of Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) of the Cabinet office (2010-2014). He is also a Council Member of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (2007-09 and from 2014~). Dr. Suzuki has a PhD in nuclear engineering from Tokyo University (1988).

K.Nakamura NAKAMURA, Keiko
Associate Professor

Former Secretary-General of “Peace Depot.”

Professor and Associate Professor (part-time)

B.Jun JUN, Byungdug

Professor, School of Information and Data Sciences, Nagasaki University.

M.Nishida NISHIDA, Michiru

Professor, School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagasaki University.
He specializes 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 Special Advisor for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (Embassy of Japan in the United States, Arms Control and Disarmament Division, Delegation of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, Science and Nuclear Energy Division, etc.). He holds a 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.

R.Compel COMPEL, Radomir
Associate Professor

Associate Professor, School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagasaki University.

Visiting Professor

H.Umebayashi UMEBAYASHI, Hiromichi
Visiting Professor

Ph.D. in Applied Physics, at Tokyo University. Inaugural Director of RECNA (2012-15). Founder and Special Advisor of Peace Depot Inc., a non-profit organization for research and education for peace.

M.Tomonaga TOMONAGA, Masao
Visiting Professor

Former Director, the Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Hospital.

M.Mine MINE, Mariko
Visiting Professor

An extensive career as a researcher at Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Nagasaki University.

M.Ota OTA,Masakatsu
Visiting Professor

Editorialist of Kyodo News, PhD in Policy Studies.

Y.Yamada YAMADA,Yoshiki
Visiting Professor

Director, Chief Editor and General Manager of News Division, NAGASAKISHIMBUNSHA. Born in Nagayo-cho, Nagasaki in 1965. He joined NAGASAKISHIMBUNSHA in 1998. He has covered a wide range of topics, including atomic bomb and peace reporting and the Kanemi oil disease case.

Program-Specific Associate Professor, Visiting Researcher

H.Yamaguchi YAMAGUCHI, Hibiki
Visiting Researcher

Visiting Fellow

G.P.Kulacki KULACKI, Gregory Phillip
Visiting Fellow

Born in 1957. Doctorate in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. Currently Job Title: China Project Manager, Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists. Current Focus: Nuclear Weapons Policy and Nuclear Disarmament in East Asia.

Visiting Researcher

M.Hayashida HAYASHIDA, Mitsuhiro
Visiting Researcher


S.Katamine KATAMINE, Shigeru

President, Nagasaki City Hospital Organization.

M.Kurosawa KUROSAWA, Mitsuru

Professor Emeritus, Osaka University and Osaka Jogakuin University. Founding President of Japan Association of Disarmament Studies.

Chairman, PCU Nagasaki Council for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (PCU-NC)

S.Shirabe SHIRABE, Susumu
Vice Director, National Research Center for the Control and Prevention of Infectious Diseases, Nagasaki University.

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