Dr. Takehiko Uemura is an advisor of Democracy Without Borders and currently Professor at the School of International Liberal Arts, Yokohama City University, Japan. While teaching global politics and global public policy, he is researching areas such as global taxation, global governance, world government and global basic income. He is an Executive Director and a board member of the Japan Association of Global Governance. He is a board member of the Peace Studies Association of Japan; the Global Solidarity Tax Forum; and the World Federalist Movement of Japan. He received his Master of Laws degree from Osaka University, his M.A. (International Affairs) from Carleton University, and Ph. D. from Chiba University. After working for the Canadian Bureau for International Education, he worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as People’s Participation/Environment Officer. He was also Lecturer at Nara University; Senior Researcher at the CSR Institute; Associate Professor at Chiba University; Associate Professor at Yokohama City University. Since 2012, he is Professor at Yokohama City University. He was a visiting fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and a visiting professor at the University of Helsinki.