Akiko Ishihara

Akiko Ishihara is an associate professor of conflict transformation and peacebuilding and the director of the Graduate Program on Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Organizational Management at Kumamoto University  ̶ Japan’s first and only graduate program of conflict resolution. She has been committed to transforming community conflicts around the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the historical conflicts among the Northeastern Asian countries utilizing a strategic conflict transformation approach.


Ishihara, Akiko and Stauffer, Carl and Keosavang, Annia and Malibiran, Elmer (2012). Peace building through restorative dialogue and consensus building after the TEPCO Fukushima 1st nuclear reactor disaster. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics. 22(3):111-117. Available at:  http://rjonline.org/articlesdb/articles/10995

Ishihara Akiko (2015). An Introductory Research on the Applicability of the Foster-Hicks Happiness Leadership Model to the Japanese Health Care Context : Results from a Workshop with Japanese Health Care Leaders. International journal of social and cultural studies 8, 1-15. Available at: http://reposit.lib.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/bitstream/2298/32361/1/SCS0008_001-015.pdf

This profile was last updated January 23, 2018