Yohko Hatada (Ph.D Oxford)

CEO, Founder & Director
EMLS RI Ltd. (Evolution of Mind Life Society Research Institute)


List of current works

Chronological resume
Present and Past Work
International Partnerships
Project Summaries

Publications and activities
(I) Policy related activities and Publications
(I). 1: Publications
(I). 2: Talks /Workshops
(I). 3: Book
(I). 4: Media engagement

(II) Academic works
(II). 1: Original research papers publications in peer reviewed journals
(II). 2: Invited Individual Talks and Workshops
(II). 3: Books


Dr. Yohko Hatada is an evolutionist who established EMLS RI to implement a better future society by all global citizens with symbiotic functions through two ways:

  1. Understanding of fundamental multi-disciplinary researches;
  2. Suggesting and publishing for implementing functions as global institutions / mechanisms / policy frameworks / regulation / standards / certificates in the real society / scientific policy.
1. Understanding: Dr. Hatada researched and published interdisciplinary academic research in
  • Neuroscience of Learning and Memory (Research fellow: Columbia U. USA)
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology and Neuro Modelling (Research fellow: UCL, UK; INSERM, France)
  • Neural Correlates of Consciousness (Research fellow: INSERM, France)
  • Evolutionary Developmental Neuroscience (Ph.D: Oxford U., UK)
  • Evolutionary Behavioural Population Ecology (M.Sc.: Durham U., UK)
  • Vajrayana Buddhism (Ordained by the 41st and 42nd His Holiness Sakya Trizin)
  • Political Economy, Patent Law, Trade, Law (Ministry of Economy Trade Industry, Japan; Keio U., Japan)
2. Publications and presentations


In 2013, Dr. Hatada combined her understanding and expertise into the services of the Evolution of Mind Life Society Research Institute that was founded by her.

EMLS RI researches for better future global society evolution. It proposes policies, institutions and mechanisms for governments, organizations and individuals. It helps to support, secure and to evolve Humanity, Democratic processes and Symbiotic information ecosystem, including life and non-life of all.

The mechanisms: strategic institutional infrastructure building as outlined below, including political economy and global AI governance.

  1. E HDS: Evolvability of Humanity, Democratic processes and Symbiotic information ecosystem, including life and non-life of all, increase as global civilization develops.
  2. All individuals hold unique Calling as a drive of Agency: to pursue throughout life as Life-Work. Each of us lives own Calling to realise own World Vision of E HDS, which deepens peaceful authenticity and furthers genuine responsibility to lead the world from conflicts to a co-operative order. This World Vision goes beyond own interest, through diligent creative actions for own ideal world based on understanding of interdependence in the global ecosystem.
  3. Alignment of diverse Agencies in different contexts is important in the individual: Individuals play multiple roles in diverse contexts in everyday life. Solving the conflicts among them deepens understanding of own World Vision and brings capacity to further contributions to the real world creation through your Calling Life-Work actions.
  4. Global governance must secure life: Global governance must guarantee such a developing quality of life of all the international citizens, organizations / environmental ecosystem and global civilization in any moment to thrive and evolve with accountable institution frameworks and coordinated collaborative efforts, including the crisis governance.
  5. Engineering global institutions: by the global information ecosystem to understand what is happening and what can be predicted, by building effective solutions with flexible dynamic institutional systems and managing strategy for what can be done based on scientific understanding and creating solutions for values.
  6. Evolvability in interplays: There are two facets: Objective and subjective components. One is objective components as phenomena of evolution. Another is subjective component of evolution.  Fulfilment is felt subjectively moment to moment as a drive of diligent actions for realizing own World Vision and continue to thrive, even in the process of death. The two dance to continue to evolve, that is evolvability. Evolvability of evolution itself.

List of current works

Policy advisor for National Parliaments of Japan, UK, EU.

Contributor/Speaker/Panelist at Internet Governance Forum (IGF), UNESCO, UNICEF, ITU World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) High Level Presenter, World Government SummitGlobal Governance of AI Roundtable (GGAR), EuroDIG, OECD Forum, UNCTADIEEE ethical standards, ECPAIS (IEEE Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent System, Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI, MIT and IEEE), Just Net Coalition, MyData, RightsCon, Chatham House Cyber Security.


Present and Past Work

2013 – present CEO, Founder and Director of EMLS RI Ltd
2012 – 2014 Research Fellow, Dept. of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK
2010 – 2014 Registered Japanese National Parliaments policy secretary for both Diets
2002 – 2010 Research Fellow on International collaborative research programme (INSERM/UCL/U. Kyoto/NTU/U. of Sheffield)
2001 – 2002 Scientific Expert Examiner, Biotechnology section, Japanese Patent Office, Ministry of Economy,Traded and Industry, Japan
1995 – 2000 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Pharmacology, Centre for Neurobiology and Behaviour, Columbia University, NY, USA
1994 – 1995 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dept. Genetics, Columbia University, NY, USA
1984 – 1988 Researcher, Clinical Psychology Dept., Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
1980 – 1984 Lecturer, Evolution Theory, Human Evolution, Kamimura Nursing College, Kagoshima, Japan


1996 – 2018 Ordained Vajrayana Buddhist by
His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, Kayabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche, and HH 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche
1996 Piano Performance, Composition, Music Theory; Julliard Music School, New York, US
1990 – 1995 Ph.D. (D.Phil), Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics Dept., University of Oxford, UK
1989 – 1990 Extracurricular studies on Developmental Pain Neurophysiology, Dept. of Developmental Biology, UCL (University College London), UK
1988 – 1989 M.Sc., Evolutionary Behavioural Population Ecology, Dept. of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of Durham, UK


2013 UnLtd Social Enterprise Award, EMSL RI, UK
2010 Certificate for policy secretary for both Diets of Japanese Parliament (House of Representatives and House of Councillors)
2007 National Taiwan University fellowship from National Science Council, Taiwan
2003 – 2004 INSERM fellowship for researchers, France
1995 – 2000 Research fellowship, Columbia University, USA
1991 – 1994 Wellcome Trust Prize fellowship, University of Oxford, UK

International Partnerships

2019 – Present ECPAIS (IEEE Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent System)
2018 – 2019 European Parliament Research Services, Science Technology Options Assessment for “A governance framework for algorithmic accountability and transparency”, with University of Nottingham, AI Now institute, University of Oxford and Purdue University
2017 – Present IEEE P7003 Standard for Algorithmic Bias Considerations working group. Leading the two teams on “Conception and Conceptualization of project” and “Psychological and Cultural dimensions of bias”
2011 – 2012 Japanese Anti-Nuclear Energy Campaign with ex PM Kan Naoto, ICAN USA and USA Senator Dennis Kucinich
2002 – 2010 Research collaboration (Japan, France, UK, China) to study the mechanisms of spatial and temporal coding in human action and perception



2019 – Present ECPAIS (IEEE Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent System)

  • The goal of ECPAIS is to create specifications for certification and marking processes that advance transparency, accountability and reduction in algorithmic bias in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS).
  • The three areas for which ECPAIS is developing criteria and processes for a Certification / mark are: Transparency in A/IS; Accountability in A/IS and Algorithmic Bias in A/IS.
  • Hatada contributes to all three expert working groups: Certification for Transparency, Accountability and Algorithmic Bias.
  • Phase I: 2019-2020; Phase II 2020-Present
2018 – 2019 European Parliament Research Services, Science Technology Options Assessment for “A governance framework for algorithmic accountability and transparency”.

  • Report on policy options for governance of algorithmic systems based on review of current state of the art, focusing on algorithmic impact on democratic processes and human wellbeing.
  • Four policy options are proposed to address:
    1. awareness raising;
    2. accountability in public sector use;
    3. regulatory oversight;
    4. and global coordination for algorithmic governance
2017 – present IEEE P7003 Standard for Algorithmic Bias Considerations working group

  • This standards project working group is part of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics for Autonomous and Intelligent System.
  • Dr. Hatada leads two sections: “Conception and Conceptualization of project”, “Psychology and Culture”.
2015 – present Alternative Global Future Society. Needs for Paradigm-shift to E HDS: Evolvability of Humanity, Democracy & Symbiosis of life-nonlife-information

2013– present The importance of finding and living true life and its societal condition for “Calling Right”

  • Proposal to UNESCO “Calling Rights as a part of UN Human Rights“, March 31, 2018.
  • The importance of “Calling”, searched and defined true connection to the self which gives authentic peaceful fulfilling confidence of integrity within the self and makes one want to contribute to the world with own passionate talent. Calling is the guide for life-long individual development with desire to live own true life, contribute and create the world by own World Vision of a better world.
  • Development of programmes to help individuals and global society using based on academic expertise of evolution, development, adaptation; cognitive computational neuroscience, neuroscientific consciousness studies, ecology, system sciences; Buddhism self-science, metaphysics and practice system; music anthropology; political / cultural understanding through working in the West and East.
  • Yohko Hatad (2020) Find and Execute the True Passion of Your Lifework: A Calling Development Program
2011 – 2012 Japan anti-nuclear / Fukushima citizens campaign

  • After the East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Nuclear Plant disaster, Japanese media and journalism deteriorated dramatically with national and international information manipulation. Human rights of affected people in Fukushima area were ignored. Investigation and reports became very difficult.
  • Helped ICAN activists in US to collaborate with Japanese and ex PM Kan for effective campaign.
  • Built a help-information network for connecting the offers from all Japanese municipalities to the affected people who need the help and information.
  • The government’s loss of confidence by Fukushima Nuke disaster divided Japanese people and its society, with lies and anger. The loss of confidence in leaders of various levels at critical moments of disasters is detrimental. The leaders’ actions significantly determine the following responses and their courses of recoveries / developments. Appropriate actions can only be taken by facing the bottom of the cause of the problems with determination to bring solutions through genuine hearing own “Calling” and act at once. It is not a gradual process, it is a sheer determination.
  • This observation brought me to establish EMLS RI.
2010 – 2012 Journalism revolution in Japan at national level and municipal level

  • Japanese journalism has historical weakness in its media law. It is not systemically, completely independent from US influence.
  • Suggested a proposal to liberalise Japanese media in some fundamental ways. Among them, LDP took a part in its party manifesto: the need to strengthen Japanese broadcasting in the world as Japanese News reports.
  • Liquid democratic system for municipal level mechanism to enable citizens to directly propose, discuss and vote for issues to the municipal parliament. The mechanisms also function educationally for citizens to take active roles and responsibility to participate for the society building.
2002 – 2010 Study of spatial and temporal coding in human perception and action. (INSERM, UCL, Kyoto U, Nat. Taiwan U., Sheffield U.)

  • Extremely long-lasting prism adaptation aftereffects of multi modalities interactions for action and perception in normal human. International collaborative research.
  • This study explored the fundamental basis of human visuo-audio-proprioceptive information- internal model for action- integration for ocular-centric space and time perception coding for action, using a single 20 min spatially shifting prism glasses adaptation training.
  • The results revealed more than three independent but interacting cellular and neural network mechanisms of brain for perceptual and behavioural plasticity.
  • The work had direct implications for behavioural therapies to ameliorate perception deficits in certain stroke patients. The impactful results were immediately used for clinical studies.
1995 – 2000 Mechanisms of Learning & Memory in small neural network. (Columbia University)

  • The processes and mechanisms of synapse formation during long term potentiation as memory formation and consolidation were studied in situ for 72h while memory was being formed.
  • The results revealed separate mechanisms for long (more than 10h-d), middle (h), short-term (m) memory.  Actin polymerization is the critical molecular regulation for formation of synapses and neurite elongation. The results also suggested the gene up-regulation of actin polymerization mechanism takes more than 10h and last more than 3 days.
  • Technical challenge for establishing and using long duration live3D fluorescent microscopic video recording, video enhanced interference imaging and the analysis for the studies were daunting and very satisfactory.
1990 – 1995 Study of the origin of “Organizer” in embryo in evolutionary developmental neurobiology.  (University of Oxford)

  • Mechanisms were studied of how a population of cells, known as “organizer”, regulate the differentiation of cell types and body pattern formation, determining the morphology of the whole body and nervous system.
  • The evolutionary implications of the results were discussed by comparison with other vertebrate early embryogenesis.
  • The results had high impacts for the basis of stem-cell research and regenerative medicine.
1982 – 1984 Building institution for disabled people to become independent (Muginome institution, Kagoshima, Japan)

  • Building institution and citizen movements for Japanese government to take responsibility to make policies to build institutions and systems for disabled people to be able to earn and to live independent life by own decision.
  • This required awareness building in the society and build citizen support and participation for appropriate job creations, governmental subsidies and policy implementation.


(I). 1: Publications

ECPAIS (IEEE Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent System)

  • ECPAIS Certification for Transparency, 2020
  • ECPAIS Certification for Accountability, 2020
  • ECPAIS Certification for Algorithmic Bias, 2020

Proposed to International / National Organizations

  • Hatada Yohko (2020) Proposal to Japanese Government against Coronavirus Pandemic.
  • Hatada Yohko (2019) Proposal “Prioritize children’s identity – agencydevelopment” What AI principles mean for child rights to UNICEF
  • Hatada Yohko, (2018) “Establishing Calling Right as a part of UN Human Rights.” Proposal letter to UNESCO Deputy Secretary- General Getachew Engida.
  • Hatada Yohko, (2015) “The urgent need for establishing a totally securely protected international system of Whistleblower and investigative Journalism.” Proposal to UN University for Peace.
  • Hatada Yohko, (2011) Comment on Nuclear agency IAEA faces reform calls. Nature 29 4 2011 http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110427/full/472397a.html

International Technology Standards

European Parliament Science Technology Options Assessment

Evidence submitted to UK parliamentary inquiries

Policy recommendations for Japanese National Diets
Proposal to Japanese Political Parties

  • Yohko Hatada (2010) A Proposal for the Liberal Democratic Party Manifesto
  • Yohko Hatada (2010) Proposals for Media revolution in Japanese Journalism.

Proposal in Japan

  • Yohko Hatada (2011) Proposals for Liquid Democracy in Japanese municipal politics. To the Mayor of Musashino City, Tokyo, Japan. 武蔵野市長への提言


(I). 2: Talks/Workshops

  • Yohko Hatada (2019)  Prioritize children’s development and well-being (Principles for AI and child rights) UNICEF, NY USA
  • Polanco Lazo Rodrigo, Burcu Kilic, Francisco Vera and Yohko Hatada (2019) Sustainable development goals in the age of artificial intelligence and digital trade, UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Yohko Hatada (2018) Expert for RSA (Royal Society of Arts) and DeepMind’s citizens’ juries on automated decision-making systems
  • Yohko Hatada and Koene A (2018) Workshop: Paradigm shift to develop genuine global civilization and the role of ICT, World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), ITU, (Session 112)
  • Ronchi, C. Zavazava, Y. Sawmynade, JdD. Rurangirwa, E. Dzhaparova, AA Yafei, A Mohamed, T. Ola, and Yohko Hatada (2018) Moderated High-Level Policy Session 14, Knowledge societies, capacity building and e-learning / Media (Session 329) World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) 2018, ITU, Geneva, Swiss
  • Yohko Hatada, Spielkamp, M. and Gahnberg, C. (2017) Regulation of algorithmic systems that control online information access. Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017, Geneva, Swiss.
  • Yohko Hatada and Koene A (2017) Workshop: Algorithmic Mediated Online Information Access (AMOIA) MozFest, London, UK
  • Yohko Hatada, EMLS RI (2016) Self and international citizenship of the authentic agency in globally connected world. Nottingham University, UK.
  • Yohko Hatada, Veram Vitam (2016) Workshop: Connection to authentic self. Buddhism Self-Science, Metaphysics and practice system (Vajrayana) in globally connected world. Nottingham University, UK.
  • Yohko Hatada, EMLS RI (2015) Neuroscience development in recent consciousness studies. Nottingham University, UK.
  • Yohko Hatada, Veram Vitam Ltd. (2015) Workshop: Psychodynamics of finding and living in own Calling. Nottingham University, UK.
  • Yohko Hatada, EMLS RI (2014) The relation of Individual and Society: Humanity and Democracy in international society. Birmingham University, UK
  • Yohko Hatada, Veram Vitam Ltd. (2013) Workshop: Live your true life. This is the most important project in your life. Birmingham University, UK.
  • Yohko Hatada(2013) How to find own Calling and to build into Life-Work. Live your true life. Birmingham University, UK.
  • Yohko Hatada (2011) Creative humane life by the self
    畠田陽子 (2011) 人間的創造的な生き方 東京、国際大学GLOCOM Universtiy, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Yohko Hatada (2010) The needs for using English in the Tokyo offices of international Japanese corporations. Japanese National Women Politician Discussion Workshop, Tokyo, Japan.
    畠田陽子 (2010)日本国際企業の日本本社での英語強制使用の是非 円より子政治スクール討論

(I). 3: Books

  • Yohko Hatada (2013) Find and Execute Authentic Passion in your life-work with your own World Vision. Live your Ture Life with your deepest fulfilment – The most important “Project” of your life. EMLS RI.

(I). 4: Media Engagement

  • Yohko Hatada and Koene A (2015) How to anti-radicalize ‘Imams Online’, BBC Radio Nottingham



(II). 1: Original Research Papers Publications in Peer-reviewed journals

  • Yohko Hatada (2008) Perceived visual spatial frequency is modulated with perceived eye orientation. International symposium on the neural basis of decision making. Groesbeek, Netherlands.
  • Yohko Hatada (2008) Interactive coding between audition and vision in perception of temporal frequency and spatial frequency in craniotopic coordinates. Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology (BCBT) meeting, Spain
  • Yohko Hatada (2007) A coding model from the experimental results on inseparability in craniotopic visual spatiotemporal frequency perception in human. Computational Cognitive Neuroscience conference Abstract.
  • Yohko Hatada and Ashida H. (2007) Perception of temporal frequency in vision and audition is affected by shift of head centred spatial perception by adaptation to laterally shifting prism glasses. Vision Society of Japan Annual Meeting Abstract 2007 1o9:51-2
  • Yohko Hatada and Rossetti Y. (2004) Prism adaptation generates a very long lasting-directionally biased proprioceptive shift in healthy subjects. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 524.12.
  • Yohko Hatada, Wu, F., Schacher, S. and Goldberg D. J. (1999): New presynaptic varicosities form from pre-existing varicosities during long-term facilitation in Aplysia cell culture. Meeting abstract on Learning and Memory Cold Spring Harbor “Learning and Memory”, NY, USA.
  • Yohko Hatada, Wu, F., Schacher, S. and Goldberg D. J. (1998) Presynaptic varicosities become morphologically plastic and are sites of neurite outgrowth with 5-HT facilitation of Aplysia sensorimotor neuron synapses in culture. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 24, 1703.
  • Yohko Hatada, Wu, F., Silverman, R. Schacher, S. and Goldberg D. J. (1997) Formation of en passant synapses involves transient cessation of growth cone advance but not motility. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 23, 1980.
  • Yohko Hatada and Stern, C.D. (1993) Relation between fate map of the epiblast of the early chick and frog embryo. Wellcome Trust, London UK.
  • Yohko Hatada and Stern, C.D. (1992) A fate map of the epiblast of the early chick embryo. BSDB meeting, Sussex University, UK.

(II). 2: Invited Individual Talks and Workshops

  • Yohko Hatada (2009) Is our time perception really independent from space perception? Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK.
  • Yohko Hatada (2007) Power of Adaptation to laterally shifting prism glasses: interdependence of time and space perception, plasticity & rehabilitation in hemispatial neglect patients. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Yohko Hatada (2006) Perceptual shifts of temporal frequency in audition and vision after adaptation to visuo-spatial lateral displacement by right shifting prism glasses. University College London, London, UK.
  • Yohko Hatada and Rossetti Y. (2005) Possible mechanisms for two waves of a long-lasting after-effect of prism adaptation measured over 7 days. ICN, University College London, London, UK.
  • Yohko Hatada (2002) Comparison of morphological plasticity of pre-synaptic varicosity between leaning and development in Aplysia sensory –motor neuron cell culture. National Institute of Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan.
  • Yohko Hatada (2001) Presynaptic morphological changes associated with long-term synaptic facilitation are triggered by actin polymerization at pre-existing varicosities. RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Yohko Hatada (1999) En passant synaptic varicosity formation during development and long-term facilitation in Aplysia cell culture. Centre for Neurobiology and Behaviour, Columbia University, NY, USA.
  • Yohko Hatada (1995) Relation between mesoderm induction and the embryonic axis formation in early chick embryo. Harvard University, MA, USA.
  • Yohko Hatada (1995) A fate map of the epiblast and Regulation between mesoderm induction and the embryonic axis formation in early chick embryo. Columbia University, NY, USA.
  • Yohko Hatada (1994) A fate map and axis formation of the epiblast of the early chick embryo. Rockefeller University, NY, USA.
  • Yohko Hatada and Stern, C.D. (1993) The axis formation in the early chick embryo. Department of Human Anatomy, Oxford University, UK.
  • Yohko Hatada (1992) A fate map of the epiblast of the early chick embryo. Department of Human Anatomy, Oxford University, UK.

(II). 3: Books