Aya Miyazaki is currently a PhD candidate for the Human Security Program (the University of Tokyo). She is working on the issue of sustainable cultural heritage conservation against development threats. Her interest lies in including local communities and government in the international system to enable long-term conservation and appropriate usage of historic buildings. Her current fields are Japan and Mexico, where she had studied for a year with the Japan/Mexico governmental scholarship. Previously, she has worked at multiple international/national cultural institutes such as ICCROM, the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, the Japan Foundation, and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). Aya has Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Tokyo and Master’s degree in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) from the University of York.