Fellows & Grantees

Mika Shimizu

Abe Fellowship 2008
Project Title
Designing Institutions for a Global Risk Management Approach in Asia: The U.S.-Japan Initiative
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Visiting Fellow, East-West Center


Mika Shimizu is Associate Professor in Kyoto University from 2015, and was Assistant Professor in Kyoto University, Disaster Prevention Research Institute through 2013-2015. She has been a visiting researcher in East-West Center in the United States since 2008. Previously she served as a policy researcher at the Nomura Research Institute, America and as a special assistant at the Japanese Embassy in Washington DC. She holds an MA from American University and a Ph.D. in International Public Policy from Osaka University (2006). She also gives lectures at Sophia University and Keio University, and has been extensively involved in policy research projects related to global issues, natural disaster, and resilience and governance. Her recent publications include “ Resilience in Disaster Management and Public Policy: A Case Study of the Tohoku Disaster ,“ in Risks, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy (Wiley Blackwell, pp.40-59, 2012), “Think Tanks and Policy Analysis: Meeting the Challenges of Think Tanks in Japan” in Policy Analysis in Japan (The Policy Press, 2015), and Collaborative Knowledge Creation Based Resilience (Kyoto University Press, 2015, Japanese).