Shigeharu Aoyama (President, Director of Social Sciences)

Media Appearances (Regular appearances)

  • News program, Kansai Telecasting Corporation (April 2006 - current)
  • Radio news program, RKB-Mainichi broadcasting Corporation (September 2005 - current)

Media Appearances (Irregular appearances)

  • TV programs of TV Asahi Corporation, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Nippon Television Network Corporation
  • Radio programs of Tokyo Broadcasting System Radio & Communications, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting


  • Regarding the topic of Civil Protection, conducted lectures in over 20 prefectures and cities throughout Japan (eg; Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Ibaraki, Tottori, Fukui, Iwate, Yamagata, Niigata, Okinawa, Nagasaki, Mie, Saga prefectures)
  • Participated in a "Town-meeting" held by Koizumi Cabinet and gave a presentation with Mr. Taro Aso (now, the Foreign Minister; former Minister of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications) and Mr. Yoshitaka Murata (former Chief of National Public Safety Commission)

Dr Lesley Connors (Senior Advisor)


  • Presentation at RUSI Conference International Homeland Security May 10, 2006 ("Japan: An Examination of Capability")