Aya Miyazaki is currently a PhD candidate for the Human Security Program (the University of Tokyo) and a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) at the Latin America and the Caribbean Unit, World Heritage Centre (UNESCO). Her academic project is on issues of sustainable cultural heritage conservation against development threats, with a focus on local communities and authorities in the international system to enable long-term conservation and usage of historic buildings. Her fields are Japan and Mexico. Her JPO covers the field of Latin America and the Caribbean region, working on statutory implementation and monitoring of the regional World Heritage sites and properties. 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 degrees in International Relations (the University of Tokyo) and Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) (University of York).