Police Policy Research Center(PPRC)
     Outline of 2014 Open Forum and Annual Conference of Asian Association of Police Studies (Update 7th January 2015)
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Police Policy Research Center (PPRC) was established in May 1996, aiming to reseach police policy for modern and future Japanese society.
PPRC is making researches into measures to combat organaized crime, terrorism and other issues.
 It facilitates exchange of knowledge between police and non-police academic researchers including university professors and other professionals in security field. PPRC also engages in information exchanges with foreign researchers, universities, and other institutes. 
PPRC's current research activities include:
1. Symposium
PPRC is holding a couple of symposiums every year in cooperation with related institutes and foundations. Symposiums target latest public security measures then, inviting top-class researchers and practical experts in Japan and overseas.

2. Knowledge exchanges with Non-Police Researchers
PPRC personnel are collaborating with variety of non-police researchers for further police policy reserach.The latest researches include the research collaboration with Keio University   Law School, one of the top schools in Japan, on policy issues in systematically balancing freedom and security as two different essential values in the information oriented society.

3. Lectures at Universities and Graduate Schools
In order to develop research and diffuse police policies, PPRC personnel are having lectures at top of universities and graduate schools in Japan. Scools where PPRC personnel are lecturing University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy, Hitotsubashi the University Graduate School of International and Public Policy, Waseda University Law School, Chuo University Law School, Faculty of Urban Liberal Arts of Tokyo Metropolitan University, and Faculty of Law of Housei University.

4. International Academic Collaborating on Police Policy 
PPRC joins variety of international academic conferences to spread police policy of Japan. PPRC is also working on broad information exchanges with top policy institutes all over the world, including Public Security Policy Research Center of Korean National Police Academy, L'Institut National des Hautes Etudes de Securite(INHES) of France,Le Centre D'Etudes et de Recherches sur la Police (CERP) de L'Universite de Toulouse l of France, and the Center for Security and Society of University of Freiburg, Germany.

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