Hiroo Ichikawa, PhD is currently Dean at the Professional Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan. He is also an Executive Director at Mori Memorial Foundation. He majors urban policy, urban and regional planning and emergency management. He has been appointed as chairmen and committee members of Japanese national and local governments such as Urban Planning Council. He is a member of steering committee and a chairman of working committee for the Global Power City Index (GPCI). GPCI carried out by the Mori Memorial Foundation is exclusively a sole world ranking issued in Japan. He is an author of Future Urban Strategy for Tokyo (2012), Lessons from Japanese Disaster (2011), Creating Japan’s Future (2010), Global Front Tokyo: Achieving its world leading status (2007), Urban Space as Culture (2007), Encyclopedia of Metropolitan Tokyo (2002), The Conflicting Futures of the Tokyo Metropolitan Region (2001), Future of Tokyo as Matured Society (1998), Objecting the Relocation of Capital Function (1999), Tokyo’s Future reformed by Relocation of Capital and Decentralization (1995), A City of Attractive Diversity and Flexible Form (1994), and Future of World Cities and their Development of Infrastructure – New York, London and Paris (1992). Ichikawa graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelor of Architecture and later earned a Master of Urban Planning degree at Waseda University. He continued his study at University of Waterloo in Canada where he was granted a Ph.D. from this institution in Urban and Regional Planning.