Joji MORISHITA,PhD is professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. He was Director-General of Japan’s National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries from 2013 to April 2016. He currently serves as Japan’s Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC). He served as IWC’s Chair from 2016 to 2018. He also serves as Chair of the Scientific Committee of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC). Furthermore, he represents Japan at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), the Meeting on High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean, and other international ocean and environmental meetings.

PhD (Agriculture), Kyoto University, Master of Public Policy (MPP), Harvard University. BS, Kyoto University.