Our Members: Yoichi Shimada

Vice Chairman: Yoichi Shimada

Yoichi Shimada is the Vice Chairman of the National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea (NARKN: Rescue Abductees).  He is also a full-time Professor of International Politics in Fukui Prefectural University.
(Shimada is on the left in the photo)

Shimada was born and raised in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.  He received his M.A. in Political Science from Kyoto University in 1982.  He has written and lectured extensively on international affairs, with particular emphasis on Japan's North Korean policy. 
Teaching full-time at Fukui Prefectural University, Japan, as Professor of International Politics, he is also known as a leading national expert on Japan’s foreign affairs policy.  His views are respected and published regularly in many national news sources.  

Click here for his statement at the Congressional Hearing
On Abduction of Foreign Citizens by North Korea Congressional 

Professor Yoichi Shimada
April 27th, 2006
House Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee
on Asia and the Pacific and the Subcommittee on Africa,
Global Human Rights and International Operations

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