People
Peace Boat has around 100 staff members who represent a wide diversity of ages, education histories, backgrounds and nationalities. Nearly all staff members joined the Peace Boat team after participating in a voyage as a volunteer, participant or guest educator, and demonstrating a strong commitment and contribution to Peace Boat's activities. Staff involved primarily in international outreach and coordination projects are listed below:
Director
  • YOSHIOKA Tatsuya

    Yoshioka Tatsuya is Co-Founder and Director of Peace Boat. While still a student at Tokyo's Waseda University, where he specialized in Asian Studies, Yoshioka became involved as a full time volunteer in the solidarity movement for South Korean democratization. In 1983, he started organizing peace voyages to discover the truth about Japan's invasions of Asian countries, with the objective of promoting peace education and people-to-people reconciliation between Japan and other Asian countries. In 2008 Yoshioka was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on disarmament and the Global Article 9 Campaign for the Abolition of War. Since the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Yoshioka has also devoted energies to the establishment of Peace Boat's Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre, which has dispatched more than 10,000 volunteers to the stricken regions, and to a post-Fukushima campaign for a Nuclear Power Free World . He is also Northeast Asia Regional Representative for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). With a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, and a passionate belief in the necessity to develop awareness of the need for non-fossil fuel, non-nuclear energy capacity, Yoshioka is currently spearheading the development of Peace Boat's Ecoship Project to create the world's first 10-mast cruise liner. Featuring a hybrid engine, zero NOx and SOx emissions, biophilic design for enhanced comfort and 740Kw of solar power generation, the Ecoship will be the greenest modern cruise ship to ever sail around the world.
International Coordination Team
  • Rachel ARMSTRONG
  • Jasna BASTIC
  • Matthew DOUGLAS
  • GODA Shigehiro
  • Karen HALLOWS
  • HATAKEYAMA Sumiko
  • HEO Misun
  • ICHIZUKA Aiko
  • INOUE Nao
  • ISHIMARU Kensaku
  • Meri JOYCE
  • KAWASAKI Akira
  • Robin LEWIS
  • Pania LINCOLN
  • MATSUMURA Masumi
  • Emilie MCGLONE
  • Rémy MILLOT
  • MITSUEDA Moemi
  • MIURA Shigeharu
  • MUROI Maika
  • MORITA Sachiko
  • Céline NAHORY
  • Anjeli NARANDRAN
  • NOHIRA Shinsaku
  • Laure NOREST
  • OCHI Shinichiro
  • OMURA Yuko
  • ONODERA Ai
  • Maria Antonia PEREZ
  • Daniel READ
  • Simon ROGERS
  • Josep Maria SARRI
  • SHINOHARA Akira
  • TAKEUCHI Risa
  • TERACHI Ami
  • TSUKAGOSHI Miyako
  • WATANABE Rika
  • Rosalva WELSCH
  • YAMAMOTO Junior

GET - Global English / Espanol Training
  • ISHIDA Keiko
  • KOIZUMI Noriko
  • Nicholas SUTTON
  • TAIRA Kazuhiro
  • Eduardo VILA

Peace Boat staff members gather in Tokyo at the organisation's 30th anniversary in November, 2013..